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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2009

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance sent the following press release.  They’ve also said that this Friday, September 4th, is the day we’re to wear the ovarian cancer color, teal.  Best wishes to you all!

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 31, 2009

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from
gynecologic cancer among women in the United States. Every
year, thousands are diagnosed and go on to fight the disease
with grace and dignity. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Month honors all those affected by this cancer and renews our
commitment to fighting an illness that takes the lives of too
many in our Nation.

Women are often diagnosed with ovarian cancer when it is
already at an advanced stage. This problem can be attributed to
a lack of effective early detection technologies and minimal or
no specific symptoms associated with the disease. By learning
more about risk factors and maintaining regular physician
consultations, women have their best chance of early detection
of ovarian cancer.

Science continues to expand our knowledge about this
illness, promising hope to those who, years ago, would be
without it. Through dedicated research, treatment outcomes
have improved for many, and we are building a foundation for
the development of evidence-based screening, which can help
diagnose the disease at the earliest possible stage when the
likelihood of cure is high.

This month we recommit to supporting the women who continue
to battle valiantly against this malady as well as all families
who are affected. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month helps
educate women and men about the importance of knowing common
signs and symptoms, scheduling routine doctor visits, and
continuing robust scientific research. As a Nation, we are
united in our resolve to reduce incidence and improve the lives
of all those affected.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby
proclaim September 2009 as National Ovarian 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 control ovarian cancer.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord
two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States
of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

BARACK OBAMA

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September 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm 1 comment


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