National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2022, 54303-54304 [2022-19300]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents 54303 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10435 of August 31, 2022 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves to taking on a cancer that will affect over 260,000 people in America this year alone. It is for those we have lost, those who continue to fight, and those who will undergo this battle in the future that we redouble our efforts to better understand prostate cancer, develop innovative treatments, and make care affordable and accessible. Ending cancer as we know it is a top priority for my Administration and a key pillar of the Unity Agenda that I announced in my State of the Union Address. This is personal to my family, as it is for millions of Americans. That is why the First Lady and I reignited our 2016 Cancer Moonshot Initiative, setting a goal of cutting the cancer death rate by at least half over the next 25 years. My Administration created a new Cancer Cabinet to ensure that Federal agencies can better coordinate research and development. And with bipartisan support, we secured $1 billion in funding from the Congress to launch the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA–H), which will develop cutting-edge cancer medicines, therapies, and early detection technologies. While our Nation’s scientists push hard to find cures, we must also safeguard protections for patients with preexisting conditions and make treatments more affordable for individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer. No one should worry about whether they can pay for their doctor or choose between filling a prescription and putting food on the table. The provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will fulfil my promise to make prescription drugs more affordable for millions of Americans—many of whom are living with illnesses like cancer—by capping out-of-pocket prescription drug costs at $2,000. And it will finally allow Medicare the ability to negotiate prescription drug prices. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 4 We must also increase awareness about the symptoms of prostate cancer so it can be detected and treated as early as possible. And it is important that we acknowledge how prostate cancer affects us unequally. Men over the age of 65, men who have a family history of prostate cancer, and Black men are most likely to be diagnosed and to die from this disease. I encourage these and all Americans to talk to their primary care providers about the risk factors for prostate cancer, ask about opportunities for screenings, and learn more about this disease at cancer.gov/types/ prostateandcdc.gov/cancer/prostate. Our Nation is defined by possibilities, and when we invest in American spirit and American ingenuity, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. During this National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, let us mourn those we have lost, offer strength to those who continue to fight, thank the health care workers who battle this disease to give others a chance at life, and join forces as one to protect the health of future generations. 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 and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2022 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED3.SGM 06SED3 54304 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents as National Prostate Cancer Awareness 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 cure 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 twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyseventh. [FR Doc. 2022–19300 Filed 9–2–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED3.SGM 06SED3 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 4 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 6, 2022)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10435 of August 31, 2022

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we 
                recommit ourselves to taking on a cancer that will 
                affect over 260,000 people in America this year alone. 
                It is for those we have lost, those who continue to 
                fight, and those who will undergo this battle in the 
                future that we redouble our efforts to better 
                understand prostate cancer, develop innovative 
                treatments, and make care affordable and accessible.

                Ending cancer as we know it is a top priority for my 
                Administration and a key pillar of the Unity Agenda 
                that I announced in my State of the Union Address. This 
                is personal to my family, as it is for millions of 
                Americans. That is why the First Lady and I reignited 
                our 2016 Cancer Moonshot Initiative, setting a goal of 
                cutting the cancer death rate by at least half over the 
                next 25 years. My Administration created a new Cancer 
                Cabinet to ensure that Federal agencies can better 
                coordinate research and development. And with 
                bipartisan support, we secured $1 billion in funding 
                from the Congress to launch the Advanced Research 
                Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which will develop 
                cutting-edge cancer medicines, therapies, and early 
                detection technologies.

                While our Nation's scientists push hard to find cures, 
                we must also safeguard protections for patients with 
                preexisting conditions and make treatments more 
                affordable for individuals diagnosed with prostate 
                cancer. No one should worry about whether they can pay 
                for their doctor or choose between filling a 
                prescription and putting food on the table. The 
                provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will fulfil 
                my promise to make prescription drugs more affordable 
                for millions of Americans--many of whom are living with 
                illnesses like cancer--by capping out-of-pocket 
                prescription drug costs at $2,000. And it will finally 
                allow Medicare the ability to negotiate prescription 
                drug prices.

                We must also increase awareness about the symptoms of 
                prostate cancer so it can be detected and treated as 
                early as possible. And it is important that we 
                acknowledge how prostate cancer affects us unequally. 
                Men over the age of 65, men who have a family history 
                of prostate cancer, and Black men are most likely to be 
                diagnosed and to die from this disease. I encourage 
                these and all Americans to talk to their primary care 
                providers about the risk factors for prostate cancer, 
                ask about opportunities for screenings, and learn more 
                about this disease at cancer.gov/types/prostateandcdc.gov/cancer/prostate.

                Our Nation is defined by possibilities, and when we 
                invest in American spirit and American ingenuity, there 
                is nothing we cannot accomplish. During this National 
                Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, let us mourn those we 
                have lost, offer strength to those who continue to 
                fight, thank the health care workers who battle this 
                disease to give others a chance at life, and join 
                forces as one to protect the health of future 
                generations.

                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 and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2022

[[Page 54304]]

                as National Prostate Cancer Awareness 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 cure 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 twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2022-19300
Filed 9-2-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P