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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Monday, No. 65 April 6, 2015 Part II The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9247—National Cancer Control Month, 2015 Proclamation 9248—National Donate Life Month, 2015 Proclamation 9249—National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 18509 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 65 Monday, April 6, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9247 of April 1, 2015 The President National Cancer Control Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For generations, the United States has been committed to combating cancer. It is a battle fought by our finest medical researchers, devoted health care professionals, and the many loved ones who have known the pain of this disease. Over decades, our Nation has made extraordinary progress. The overall rates of cancer deaths are decreasing for both women and men, and most survivors live longer and enjoy a better quality of life than ever before. Still, cancer remains the second most common cause of death in America, and there is more work to do. This month, we stand with all those touched by cancer and redouble our efforts to prevent, detect, and treat this disease. All people can take steps to reduce their chances of developing cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight, protecting skin from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and limiting alcohol consumption can help individuals live healthier lives. Because cigarettes are a major cause of cancer, quitting smoking and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke can also decrease risk. For advice on how to quit smoking, go to www.SmokeFree.gov or call 1–800–QUIT–NOW. I also encourage Americans to visit www.Cancer.gov for more information on cancer prevention. When cancer is found in an early stage, it can be easier to treat and the chances of survival often increase. My Administration has fought to make this possible for more Americans. Protections under the Affordable Care Act require most insurance plans to cover recommended preventive services without copays, including some cancer screenings for qualifying individuals. These protections also eliminate annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage and prohibit insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions, including cancer. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 New technologies and strategic investments have made the difference between life and death for many of today’s cancer patients. But as Americans, we have never been satisfied to rest on the accomplishments of our past; we reach for the future and stretch the boundaries of what is possible. That is why earlier this year, I announced my plan to lead a new era of medicine—one that delivers the right treatment at the right moment and brings us closer to curing cancer in our time. By investing in new research methods that will enable clinicians to tailor treatments to individual patients, the Precision Medicine Initiative will revolutionize how our Nation combats disease. As we continue the urgent work of improving research, treatment, and care, let us remember those lost to cancer. During National Cancer Control Month, we recognize all who dedicate their lives to advancing the fight against this disease, and we recommit to achieving a future free from cancer in all its forms. 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.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 18510 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2015 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, 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. 2015–08030 Filed 4–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08030]



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Vol. 80

Monday,

No. 65

April 6, 2015

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9247--National Cancer Control Month, 2015



Proclamation 9248--National Donate Life Month, 2015



Proclamation 9249--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 
Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9247 of April 1, 2015

                
National Cancer Control Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For generations, the United States has been committed 
                to combating cancer. It is a battle fought by our 
                finest medical researchers, devoted health care 
                professionals, and the many loved ones who have known 
                the pain of this disease. Over decades, our Nation has 
                made extraordinary progress. The overall rates of 
                cancer deaths are decreasing for both women and men, 
                and most survivors live longer and enjoy a better 
                quality of life than ever before. Still, cancer remains 
                the second most common cause of death in America, and 
                there is more work to do. This month, we stand with all 
                those touched by cancer and redouble our efforts to 
                prevent, detect, and treat this disease.

                All people can take steps to reduce their chances of 
                developing cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight, 
                protecting skin from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, 
                and limiting alcohol consumption can help individuals 
                live healthier lives. Because cigarettes are a major 
                cause of cancer, quitting smoking and reducing exposure 
                to secondhand smoke can also decrease risk. For advice 
                on how to quit smoking, go to www.SmokeFree.gov or call 
                1-800-QUIT-NOW. I also encourage Americans to visit 
                www.Cancer.gov for more information on cancer 
                prevention.

                When cancer is found in an early stage, it can be 
                easier to treat and the chances of survival often 
                increase. My Administration has fought to make this 
                possible for more Americans. Protections under the 
                Affordable Care Act require most insurance plans to 
                cover recommended preventive services without copays, 
                including some cancer screenings for qualifying 
                individuals. These protections also eliminate annual 
                and lifetime dollar limits on coverage and prohibit 
                insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing 
                conditions, including cancer.

                New technologies and strategic investments have made 
                the difference between life and death for many of 
                today's cancer patients. But as Americans, we have 
                never been satisfied to rest on the accomplishments of 
                our past; we reach for the future and stretch the 
                boundaries of what is possible. That is why earlier 
                this year, I announced my plan to lead a new era of 
                medicine--one that delivers the right treatment at the 
                right moment and brings us closer to curing cancer in 
                our time. By investing in new research methods that 
                will enable clinicians to tailor treatments to 
                individual patients, the Precision Medicine Initiative 
                will revolutionize how our Nation combats disease.

                As we continue the urgent work of improving research, 
                treatment, and care, let us remember those lost to 
                cancer. During National Cancer Control Month, we 
                recognize all who dedicate their lives to advancing the 
                fight against this disease, and we recommit to 
                achieving a future free from cancer in all its forms.

                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.''

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                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2015 
                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.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of April, 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. 2015-08030
Filed 4-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5