National Cancer Control Month, 2013, 20213-20214 [2013-07919]

Download as PDF 20213 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 65 Thursday, April 4, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 8948 of March 29, 2013 The President National Cancer Control Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than a decade, Americans have watched the overall cancer death rate drop lower and lower with each passing year. As a Nation, we have measured that progress not just in the lives we have saved, but also in the moments we have shared—patients lifted up by the promise of remission, parents blessed with the chance to watch their children grow up, young people confident that a diagnosis cannot put a limit on their dreams. But even with the gains we have made, we know there is more work to do when more than half a million Americans lose their lives to cancer every year. This month, we rededicate ourselves to securing better outcomes, reducing new cases, and advancing cancer research. To beat this disease, we must continue our efforts to prevent it. Each of us can reduce our risk of developing cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol intake and sun exposure, and living tobacco-free. For help quitting smoking, visit www.BeTobaccoFree.gov. Additional resources on what cancer is and how to prevent it are available at www.Cancer.gov. Detecting cancer early gives patients the best chance for successful treatment. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover recommended cancer screenings and other preventive services at no out-ofpocket cost to the patient—a provision that has already helped nearly 71 million people. To build on those gains and stop cancer before it takes hold, I encourage all Americans to see their health care providers for regular screenings and check-ups. Expanding on today’s progress also means investing in tomorrow’s breakthroughs. My Administration is committed to supporting the kind of medical research that has unlocked decades of new therapies and promising interventions. Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will also give cancer patients better access to those treatments by preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition or putting annual dollar limits on most benefits. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC Together, our Nation is moving forward in the fight against cancer. As we recommit to improving prevention, detection, and treatment, let us honor the memory of the courageous men and women we have lost to the disease, and let us stand with all those facing it today. The Congress of the United States, by joint resolution approved March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103), as amended, has requested the President to issue an annual proclamation declaring April as ‘‘Cancer Control Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2013 as National Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control cancer. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:06 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 20214 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyseventh. [FR Doc. 2013–07919 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:06 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC Billing code 3295–F3

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07919]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 20213]]

                Proclamation 8948 of March 29, 2013

                
National Cancer Control Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For more than a decade, Americans have watched the 
                overall cancer death rate drop lower and lower with 
                each passing year. As a Nation, we have measured that 
                progress not just in the lives we have saved, but also 
                in the moments we have shared--patients lifted up by 
                the promise of remission, parents blessed with the 
                chance to watch their children grow up, young people 
                confident that a diagnosis cannot put a limit on their 
                dreams. But even with the gains we have made, we know 
                there is more work to do when more than half a million 
                Americans lose their lives to cancer every year. This 
                month, we rededicate ourselves to securing better 
                outcomes, reducing new cases, and advancing cancer 
                research.

                To beat this disease, we must continue our efforts to 
                prevent it. Each of us can reduce our risk of 
                developing cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, 
                exercising regularly, limiting alcohol intake and sun 
                exposure, and living tobacco-free. For help quitting 
                smoking, visit www.BeTobaccoFree.gov. Additional 
                resources on what cancer is and how to prevent it are 
                available at www.Cancer.gov.

                Detecting cancer early gives patients the best chance 
                for successful treatment. Thanks to the Affordable Care 
                Act, insurers are required to cover recommended cancer 
                screenings and other preventive services at no out-of-
                pocket cost to the patient--a provision that has 
                already helped nearly 71 million people. To build on 
                those gains and stop cancer before it takes hold, I 
                encourage all Americans to see their health care 
                providers for regular screenings and check-ups.

                Expanding on today's progress also means investing in 
                tomorrow's breakthroughs. My Administration is 
                committed to supporting the kind of medical research 
                that has unlocked decades of new therapies and 
                promising interventions. Beginning in 2014, the 
                Affordable Care Act will also give cancer patients 
                better access to those treatments by preventing 
                insurance companies from denying coverage because of a 
                pre-existing condition or putting annual dollar limits 
                on most benefits.

                Together, our Nation is moving forward in the fight 
                against cancer. As we recommit to improving prevention, 
                detection, and treatment, let us honor the memory of 
                the courageous men and women we have lost to the 
                disease, and let us stand with all those facing it 
                today.

                The Congress of the United States, by joint resolution 
                approved March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103), 
                as amended, has requested the President to issue an 
                annual proclamation declaring April as ``Cancer Control 
                Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2013 
                as National Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, 
                government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
                organizations, and other interested groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness of what 
                Americans can do to prevent and control cancer.

[[Page 20214]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-07919
Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F3