National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2022, 54297-54298 [2022-19275]

Download as PDF 54297 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 171 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10432 of August 31, 2022 The President National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we remember the bright lives of children we have lost to this terrible disease. We recommit ourselves to finding new therapies to treat and defeat pediatric cancer. And we pledge to help children not only survive cancer but thrive. Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for American children under the age of 15, and survivors often face physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges. Jill and I know from personal experience how a cancer diagnosis can be paralyzing. Worry and heartache cast a shadow on life’s joys, medical bills mount, and treatment paths are often confusing and difficult to absorb. My Administration is committed to ending cancer as we know it. The First Lady and I reignited the 2016 Cancer Moonshot Initiative, and we have set a goal of cutting the cancer death rate by at least half over the next 25 years. I formed a new Cancer Cabinet to ensure that Federal agencies are coordinating cancer care programs, research, and development. And this year, my Administration created the first Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA–H) with the single purpose of expediting breakthroughs in the prevention, detection, and treatment of deadly diseases. This is one of the pillars of the Unity Agenda I announced in my State of the Union Address. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS Although significant progress has been made, many parents still have to advocate for their children’s basic care when insurance companies refuse to pay. My Administration is committed to strengthening the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to help ensure access to preventive care screenings and life-saving treatments. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan’s provisions that build upon the Affordable Care Act and other actions my Administration has taken, 1 million children have gained health care coverage since I became President, helping to reverse the coverage losses during the previous Administration. And, as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, 13 million Americans will continue to save $800 per year on health insurance premiums—making lifesaving care affordable for millions of American families. My Administration is also committed to helping families navigate the flood of information that comes with a cancer diagnosis. For anyone experiencing uncertainty around risk factors, treatment options, or other opportunities for support, you can connect with a trained specialist at 1–800–4–CANCER or visit cancer.gov. During this National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize the health care professionals, researchers, private philanthropies, social support organizations, and patient advocacy groups who work tirelessly to protect our children’s well-being. We honor the courage of our children fighting pediatric cancers and the strength of their families and caregivers who never stop loving, supporting, and advocating for them. We rededicate ourselves to ensuring that every child can enjoy a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED0.SGM 06SED0 54298 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, the media, and other interested groups to increase awareness of what Americans can do to support the fight against childhood cancer. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyseventh. [FR Doc. 2022–19275 Filed 9–2–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED0.SGM 06SED0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 6, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-19275]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 54297]]

                Proclamation 10432 of August 31, 2022

                
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we 
                remember the bright lives of children we have lost to 
                this terrible disease. We recommit ourselves to finding 
                new therapies to treat and defeat pediatric cancer. And 
                we pledge to help children not only survive cancer but 
                thrive.

                Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease 
                for American children under the age of 15, and 
                survivors often face physical, emotional, and cognitive 
                challenges. Jill and I know from personal experience 
                how a cancer diagnosis can be paralyzing. Worry and 
                heartache cast a shadow on life's joys, medical bills 
                mount, and treatment paths are often confusing and 
                difficult to absorb.

                My Administration is committed to ending cancer as we 
                know it. The First Lady and I reignited the 2016 Cancer 
                Moonshot Initiative, and we have set a goal of cutting 
                the cancer death rate by at least half over the next 25 
                years. I formed a new Cancer Cabinet to ensure that 
                Federal agencies are coordinating cancer care programs, 
                research, and development. And this year, my 
                Administration created the first Advanced Research 
                Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) with the single 
                purpose of expediting breakthroughs in the prevention, 
                detection, and treatment of deadly diseases. This is 
                one of the pillars of the Unity Agenda I announced in 
                my State of the Union Address.

                Although significant progress has been made, many 
                parents still have to advocate for their children's 
                basic care when insurance companies refuse to pay. My 
                Administration is committed to strengthening the 
                Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to help ensure access 
                to preventive care screenings and life-saving 
                treatments. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan's 
                provisions that build upon the Affordable Care Act and 
                other actions my Administration has taken, 1 million 
                children have gained health care coverage since I 
                became President, helping to reverse the coverage 
                losses during the previous Administration. And, as part 
                of the Inflation Reduction Act, 13 million Americans 
                will continue to save $800 per year on health insurance 
                premiums--making lifesaving care affordable for 
                millions of American families. My Administration is 
                also committed to helping families navigate the flood 
                of information that comes with a cancer diagnosis. For 
                anyone experiencing uncertainty around risk factors, 
                treatment options, or other opportunities for support, 
                you can connect with a trained specialist at 1-800-4-
                CANCER or visit cancer.gov.

                During this National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 
                we recognize the health care professionals, 
                researchers, private philanthropies, social support 
                organizations, and patient advocacy groups who work 
                tirelessly to protect our children's well-being. We 
                honor the courage of our children fighting pediatric 
                cancers and the strength of their families and 
                caregivers who never stop loving, supporting, and 
                advocating for them. We rededicate ourselves to 
                ensuring that every child can enjoy a long, healthy, 
                and fulfilling life.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution

[[Page 54298]]

                and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim 
                September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness 
                Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, 
                private businesses, nonprofit organizations, the media, 
                and other interested groups to increase awareness of 
                what Americans can do to support the fight against 
                childhood cancer.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-19275
Filed 9-2-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P