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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 65 April 4, 2014 Part III The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD0 Proclamation Proclamation Proclamation Proclamation Proclamation Month, 2014 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 9093—National 9094—National 9095—National 9096—National 9097—National Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 Cancer Control Month, 2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 Donate Life Month, 2014 Financial Capability Month, 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 18975 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 65 Friday, April 4, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9093 of March 31, 2014 The President National Cancer Control Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Over the past two decades, our Nation has achieved great progress in the fight against cancer. Americans have better tools to decrease their risk, and medical advances have made many forms of cancer more preventable, detectable, and treatable than ever. Despite these strides, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in our country. During National Cancer Control Month, we redouble our efforts to boost awareness, improve care, and help more Americans win their battles against cancer. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of cancer, we can take action to reduce our chances of developing this disease. Not smoking, eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, getting regular exercise, and limiting alcohol consumption and sun exposure can decrease the risk of certain cancers while also keeping us healthy day-to-day. A half century after the Surgeon General’s landmark Report on Smoking and Health, our Nation has cut tobacco use rates in half. Yet smoking still causes one out of three cancer deaths. For advice on how to quit smoking, visit BeTobaccoFree.gov or SmokeFree.gov, or call 1–800–QUIT–NOW. I also encourage Americans to go to www.Cancer.gov for more information on cancer prevention. Because the best way to beat many forms of this disease is to catch the cancer in its early stages, my Administration has taken steps to make cancer screenings more available and affordable. The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover recommended preventive services, like cancer screenings, at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. It also bans discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, including cancer, and eliminates lifetime and annual dollar limits on key benefits. Thanks to this law, millions of Americans now have access to affordable health insurance—many of them for the first time. In addition to expanding access to health care, we are investing in promising medical research. Each year, we devote billions of dollars toward investigating causes of cancer and unlocking better prevention, detection, and treatment methods. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD0 This month, let us renew our push to defeat cancer, honor those we have lost, lend our support to survivors, and bring new hope to all those struggling with this disease. 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 2014 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 18:00 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 18976 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth. [FR Doc. 2014–07777 Filed 4–3–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD0 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07777]



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Vol. 79

Friday,

No. 65

April 4, 2014

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9093--National Cancer Control Month, 2014



Proclamation 9094--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014



Proclamation 9095--National Donate Life Month, 2014



Proclamation 9096--National Financial Capability Month, 2014



Proclamation 9097--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 
Month, 2014


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Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9093 of March 31, 2014

                
National Cancer Control Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Over the past two decades, our Nation has achieved 
                great progress in the fight against cancer. Americans 
                have better tools to decrease their risk, and medical 
                advances have made many forms of cancer more 
                preventable, detectable, and treatable than ever. 
                Despite these strides, cancer remains the second 
                leading cause of death in our country. During National 
                Cancer Control Month, we redouble our efforts to boost 
                awareness, improve care, and help more Americans win 
                their battles against cancer.

                While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk 
                of cancer, we can take action to reduce our chances of 
                developing this disease. Not smoking, eating a healthy 
                diet rich in fruit and vegetables, getting regular 
                exercise, and limiting alcohol consumption and sun 
                exposure can decrease the risk of certain cancers while 
                also keeping us healthy day-to-day. A half century 
                after the Surgeon General's landmark Report on Smoking 
                and Health, our Nation has cut tobacco use rates in 
                half. Yet smoking still causes one out of three cancer 
                deaths. For advice on how to quit smoking, visit 
                BeTobaccoFree.gov or SmokeFree.gov, or call 1-800-QUIT-
                NOW. I also encourage Americans to go to www.Cancer.gov 
                for more information on cancer prevention.

                Because the best way to beat many forms of this disease 
                is to catch the cancer in its early stages, my 
                Administration has taken steps to make cancer 
                screenings more available and affordable. The 
                Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to 
                cover recommended preventive services, like cancer 
                screenings, at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. It 
                also bans discrimination against people with pre-
                existing conditions, including cancer, and eliminates 
                lifetime and annual dollar limits on key benefits. 
                Thanks to this law, millions of Americans now have 
                access to affordable health insurance--many of them for 
                the first time. In addition to expanding access to 
                health care, we are investing in promising medical 
                research. Each year, we devote billions of dollars 
                toward investigating causes of cancer and unlocking 
                better prevention, detection, and treatment methods.

                This month, let us renew our push to defeat cancer, 
                honor those we have lost, lend our support to 
                survivors, and bring new hope to all those struggling 
                with this disease.

                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 2014 
                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 18976]]

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

[FR Doc. 2014-07777
Filed 4-3-14; 11:15 am]
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