National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2015, 11849-11850 [2015-04515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents 11849 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9237 of February 27, 2015 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. This year, more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die from it. Friends and loved ones will be taken from us too soon by this disease, and the pain of cancer will touch too many families. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize all those who have been affected by this disease, and we renew our commitment to a lifesaving endeavor: raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of screening. Colorectal cancer is often preventable, and early detection and treatment are critical. However, this disease does not always cause symptoms, and most colorectal cancer occurs in individuals with no family history. That is why it is crucial for people of all ages to discuss colorectal cancer with their health care providers and understand the recommendations for, and benefits of, screening. And, people between ages 50 and 75 should get regular screenings. Not only can testing save your life, it can also provide peace of mind to your family and loved ones. I encourage Americans to learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer by visiting www.Cancer.gov. Every American deserves health security, and that is why I fought so hard for the Affordable Care Act. Under the law, more families have access to quality, affordable health care, and most insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without copays, including colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50. Earlier this year, I also announced the Precision Medicine Initiative to accelerate the design and testing of treatments tailored to individual patients. This bold new effort aims to revolutionize how our Nation fights disease, and it brings us closer to curing cancer. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Even as we continue the urgent work of improving care, we cannot fill the void left in the lives of those who know the true anguish of colorectal cancer. This month, we honor the loved ones we have lost to this disease and those who battle it today. Let us stand with their families and all who are committed to advancing the fight against cancer through research, advocacy, and quality care. Together, we can build a future free from cancer in all its forms. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2015 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:17 Mar 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRD2.SGM 04MRD2 11850 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–04515 Filed 3–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:17 Mar 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRD2.SGM 04MRD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 42 (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-04515]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9237 of February 27, 2015

                
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer 
                deaths in the United States. This year, more than 
                130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, 
                and nearly 50,000 will die from it. Friends and loved 
                ones will be taken from us too soon by this disease, 
                and the pain of cancer will touch too many families. 
                During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we 
                recognize all those who have been affected by this 
                disease, and we renew our commitment to a lifesaving 
                endeavor: raising awareness of colorectal cancer and 
                the importance of screening.

                Colorectal cancer is often preventable, and early 
                detection and treatment are critical. However, this 
                disease does not always cause symptoms, and most 
                colorectal cancer occurs in individuals with no family 
                history. That is why it is crucial for people of all 
                ages to discuss colorectal cancer with their health 
                care providers and understand the recommendations for, 
                and benefits of, screening. And, people between ages 50 
                and 75 should get regular screenings. Not only can 
                testing save your life, it can also provide peace of 
                mind to your family and loved ones. I encourage 
                Americans to learn more about the risk factors and 
                symptoms of colorectal cancer by visiting 
                www.Cancer.gov.

                Every American deserves health security, and that is 
                why I fought so hard for the Affordable Care Act. Under 
                the law, more families have access to quality, 
                affordable health care, and most insurance plans are 
                required to cover recommended preventive services 
                without copays, including colorectal cancer screenings 
                for adults over 50. Earlier this year, I also announced 
                the Precision Medicine Initiative to accelerate the 
                design and testing of treatments tailored to individual 
                patients. This bold new effort aims to revolutionize 
                how our Nation fights disease, and it brings us closer 
                to curing cancer.

                Even as we continue the urgent work of improving care, 
                we cannot fill the void left in the lives of those who 
                know the true anguish of colorectal cancer. This month, 
                we honor the loved ones we have lost to this disease 
                and those who battle it today. Let us stand with their 
                families and all who are committed to advancing the 
                fight against cancer through research, advocacy, and 
                quality care. Together, we can build a future free from 
                cancer in all its forms.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim March 2015 as 
                National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage 
                all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, 
                non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness and prevention 
                of colorectal cancer.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-04515
Filed 3-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5