National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015, 53453-53454 [2015-22332]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 53453 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9314 of August 31, 2015 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every year, America pauses to raise awareness of prostate cancer and reaffirm our resolve to defeat it. One of the most common cancers among American men, prostate cancer will kill more than 27,500 of our Nation’s fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers this year, and more than 220,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it in 2015 alone. With each diagnosis comes pain and heartache, and for too many it leads to extreme hardship and unimaginable loss. As a country, we stand with all those who are fighting prostate cancer, their families, and every person who knows the challenges it brings, and we renew our commitment to combating this devastating disease. Decades of innovative research have helped to reduce prostate cancer’s mortality through more effective prevention, detection, and treatment. And while the exact causes of prostate cancer remain unknown, medical research has identified well-established risk factors with which men should be familiar, such as age, family history, and race. By working to raise awareness of prostate cancer, we can help men make more informed decisions about their health—including choices which may help prevent cancer, such as avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy diet and weight, and exercising regularly. I encourage all men, especially those at higher risk, to speak with a health care professional to learn how prostate cancer could affect them. Everyone can learn more by visiting www.Cancer.gov/Prostate. My Administration is committed to ensuring that Americans have every opportunity to live long and healthy lives. Cancer should not be a death sentence, nor should it condemn individuals to a life of poverty just because they do not have access to the quality, affordable care they need. That is why we fought so hard for the Affordable Care Act—a law which has helped more than 16 million uninsured Americans gain the security they deserve. The law also prevents insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer, and it eliminates annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage that could disrupt prostate cancer treatments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D5 We will also continue to support the types of groundbreaking research that have made a difference for so many cancer patients. Earlier this year, I announced my plan to invest in research to better understand cancer and other diseases, thereby determining how best to treat each patient. This Precision Medicine Initiative aims to accelerate biomedical discoveries and revolutionize how our Nation combats disease. During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those we have lost, and we redouble our efforts to beat prostate cancer once and for all. Together, with our Nation’s advocates, medical researchers, health care providers, and all those who have been touched by cancer, let us resolve to continue our work toward 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 September 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED5.SGM 03SED5 53454 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents as National Prostate 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 prostate cancer. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–22332 Filed 9–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED5.SGM 03SED5 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D5 Billing code 3295–F5

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9314 of August 31, 2015

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every year, America pauses to raise awareness of 
                prostate cancer and reaffirm our resolve to defeat it. 
                One of the most common cancers among American men, 
                prostate cancer will kill more than 27,500 of our 
                Nation's fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers this 
                year, and more than 220,000 Americans will be diagnosed 
                with it in 2015 alone. With each diagnosis comes pain 
                and heartache, and for too many it leads to extreme 
                hardship and unimaginable loss. As a country, we stand 
                with all those who are fighting prostate cancer, their 
                families, and every person who knows the challenges it 
                brings, and we renew our commitment to combating this 
                devastating disease.

                Decades of innovative research have helped to reduce 
                prostate cancer's mortality through more effective 
                prevention, detection, and treatment. And while the 
                exact causes of prostate cancer remain unknown, medical 
                research has identified well-established risk factors 
                with which men should be familiar, such as age, family 
                history, and race. By working to raise awareness of 
                prostate cancer, we can help men make more informed 
                decisions about their health--including choices which 
                may help prevent cancer, such as avoiding smoking, 
                maintaining a healthy diet and weight, and exercising 
                regularly. I encourage all men, especially those at 
                higher risk, to speak with a health care professional 
                to learn how prostate cancer could affect them. 
                Everyone can learn more by visiting www.Cancer.gov/Prostate Prostate.

                My Administration is committed to ensuring that 
                Americans have every opportunity to live long and 
                healthy lives. Cancer should not be a death sentence, 
                nor should it condemn individuals to a life of poverty 
                just because they do not have access to the quality, 
                affordable care they need. That is why we fought so 
                hard for the Affordable Care Act--a law which has 
                helped more than 16 million uninsured Americans gain 
                the security they deserve. The law also prevents 
                insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-
                existing condition, such as cancer, and it eliminates 
                annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage that 
                could disrupt prostate cancer treatments.

                We will also continue to support the types of 
                groundbreaking research that have made a difference for 
                so many cancer patients. Earlier this year, I announced 
                my plan to invest in research to better understand 
                cancer and other diseases, thereby determining how best 
                to treat each patient. This Precision Medicine 
                Initiative aims to accelerate biomedical discoveries 
                and revolutionize how our Nation combats disease.

                During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we 
                honor all those we have lost, and we redouble our 
                efforts to beat prostate cancer once and for all. 
                Together, with our Nation's advocates, medical 
                researchers, health care providers, and all those who 
                have been touched by cancer, let us resolve to continue 
                our work toward 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 September 2015

[[Page 53454]]

                as National Prostate 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 prostate cancer.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-22332
Filed 9-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5