Cancer Control Month, 2018, 14341-14342 [2018-06921]

Download as PDF 14341 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 64 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9713 of March 29, 2018 The President Cancer Control Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Cancer Control Month, we remember the loved ones we have lost to cancer and recommit our support for the courageous individuals who are fighting this terrible disease. We also pause to thank the devoted healthcare professionals, scientists, and researchers who work tirelessly to discover a cure for cancer and whose combined efforts have contributed to an encouraging decline in the overall rate of deaths from cancer over the past two decades. American innovators and entrepreneurs have made many incredible scientific breakthroughs during the past century. In the field of medicine, American scientists have been at the forefront of world-class research that has developed increasingly effective cancer prevention strategies and treatments. Through public- and private-sector partnerships, Americans have made critical advances to support and expand precision medicine and immunotherapy approaches to cancer. These innovations have given us greater ability to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and have helped more than 15 million Americans beat this disease. Despite these tremendous strides, we recognize the staggering number of Americans who have lost their battles with cancer. Last year alone, cancer took the lives of approximately 600,000 adults and 2,000 children in the United States, making it the second leading cause of death in our Nation. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 40 percent of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Together, we must take action to prevent and combat cancer, including maintaining healthy diets and weight and making physical activity a part of each day. Regular screenings and physicals, as well as knowledge of family medical history, are also crucial to catching cancers in earlier, more treatable stages. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS As we observe National Cancer Control Month, let us raise awareness of the measures we can take to prevent cancer and strengthen our resolve to find a cure for this horrible disease, which continues to cause so many families such great pain. Let us also honor the determination, courage, and strength of our cancer survivors. Their stories are an inspiration to all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 2018 as Cancer Control Month. I call upon the people of the United States to speak with their doctors and healthcare providers to learn more about preventative measures that can save lives. 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. I also invite the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to join me in recognizing National Cancer Control Month. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APD0.SGM 03APD0 14342 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / 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 eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–06921 Filed 4–2–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APD0.SGM 03APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 3, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14341-14342]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06921]



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Vol. 83

Tuesday,

No. 64

April 3, 2018

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9713--Cancer Control Month, 2018



Proclamation 9714--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2018



Proclamation 9715--National Donate Life Month, 2018


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9713 of March 29, 2018

                
Cancer Control Month, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Cancer Control Month, we remember the 
                loved ones we have lost to cancer and recommit our 
                support for the courageous individuals who are fighting 
                this terrible disease. We also pause to thank the 
                devoted healthcare professionals, scientists, and 
                researchers who work tirelessly to discover a cure for 
                cancer and whose combined efforts have contributed to 
                an encouraging decline in the overall rate of deaths 
                from cancer over the past two decades.

                American innovators and entrepreneurs have made many 
                incredible scientific breakthroughs during the past 
                century. In the field of medicine, American scientists 
                have been at the forefront of world-class research that 
                has developed increasingly effective cancer prevention 
                strategies and treatments. Through public- and private-
                sector partnerships, Americans have made critical 
                advances to support and expand precision medicine and 
                immunotherapy approaches to cancer. These innovations 
                have given us greater ability to prevent, detect, and 
                treat cancer and have helped more than 15 million 
                Americans beat this disease.

                Despite these tremendous strides, we recognize the 
                staggering number of Americans who have lost their 
                battles with cancer. Last year alone, cancer took the 
                lives of approximately 600,000 adults and 2,000 
                children in the United States, making it the second 
                leading cause of death in our Nation. According to the 
                National Cancer Institute, nearly 40 percent of all 
                Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their 
                lifetime. Together, we must take action to prevent and 
                combat cancer, including maintaining healthy diets and 
                weight and making physical activity a part of each day. 
                Regular screenings and physicals, as well as knowledge 
                of family medical history, are also crucial to catching 
                cancers in earlier, more treatable stages.

                As we observe National Cancer Control Month, let us 
                raise awareness of the measures we can take to prevent 
                cancer and strengthen our resolve to find a cure for 
                this horrible disease, which continues to cause so many 
                families such great pain. Let us also honor the 
                determination, courage, and strength of our cancer 
                survivors. Their stories are an inspiration to all 
                Americans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 2018 as Cancer 
                Control Month. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to speak with their doctors and healthcare 
                providers to learn more about preventative measures 
                that can save lives. 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. I also invite the Governors 
                of the States and Territories and officials of other 
                areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States 
                to join me in recognizing National Cancer Control 
                Month.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-06921
Filed 4-2-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P