American Heart Month, 2010, 6085-6086 [2010-2743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Presidential Documents 6085 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8477 of February 1, 2010 American Heart Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Its victims are women and men, and people of all backgrounds and ethnicities, in all regions of our country. Although heart disease is one of our Nation’s most costly and widespread health problems, it is among the most preventable. During American Heart Month, we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease by improving our own heart-healthy habits, and by raising awareness in our homes and our communities. Protecting our families from heart disease requires each of us to take responsibility for our health and that of our children—including exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, and raising our children to spend more time playing outside. Because obesity is a leading risk factor for heart disease, good nutrition and physical activity are crucial for all our families. This month, we honor the health-care professionals, researchers, and heart health ambassadors who save lives and spare suffering. Every day, these dedicated individuals put themselves on the front lines of our fight against heart disease. To better equip them, my Administration is investing in cutting-edge research, such as a large DNA sequencing study funded by the National Institutes of Health which could unlock earlier treatment options for high-risk individuals. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is sponsoring The Heart Truth campaign, which reminds women of their risk for heart disease and empowers them to reduce it. On Friday, February 5, Michelle and I encourage all Americans to recognize the campaign’s National Wear Red Day by wearing red or the campaign’s Red Dress Pin to support women’s heart disease awareness and remind all women about their risk for heart disease. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with PRESDOC2 In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as ‘‘American Heart Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2010 as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, 2010. I also invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease. VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:02 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED1.SGM 05FED1 6086 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–2743 Filed 2–4–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:02 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED1.SGM 05FED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 6085-6086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2743]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8477 of February 1, 2010

                
American Heart Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the 
                United States. Its victims are women and men, and 
                people of all backgrounds and ethnicities, in all 
                regions of our country. Although heart disease is one 
                of our Nation's most costly and widespread health 
                problems, it is among the most preventable. During 
                American Heart Month, we rededicate ourselves to 
                fighting this disease by improving our own heart-
                healthy habits, and by raising awareness in our homes 
                and our communities.

                Protecting our families from heart disease requires 
                each of us to take responsibility for our health and 
                that of our children--including exercising regularly, 
                maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, and 
                raising our children to spend more time playing 
                outside. Because obesity is a leading risk factor for 
                heart disease, good nutrition and physical activity are 
                crucial for all our families.

                This month, we honor the health-care professionals, 
                researchers, and heart health ambassadors who save 
                lives and spare suffering. Every day, these dedicated 
                individuals put themselves on the front lines of our 
                fight against heart disease. To better equip them, my 
                Administration is investing in cutting-edge research, 
                such as a large DNA sequencing study funded by the 
                National Institutes of Health which could unlock 
                earlier treatment options for high-risk individuals.

                The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is 
                sponsoring The Heart Truth campaign, which reminds 
                women of their risk for heart disease and empowers them 
                to reduce it. On Friday, February 5, Michelle and I 
                encourage all Americans to recognize the campaign's 
                National Wear Red Day by wearing red or the campaign's 
                Red Dress Pin to support women's heart disease 
                awareness and remind all women about their risk for 
                heart disease.

                In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing 
                fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by 
                Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended 
                (77 Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the 
                President issue an annual proclamation designating 
                February as ``American Heart Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2010 as American Heart Month, and I invite all 
                Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on 
                February 5, 2010. I also invite the Governors of the 
                States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of 
                other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States, and the American people to join me in 
                recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting 
                cardiovascular disease.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of February, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-2743
Filed 2-4-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P