A Proclamation on Nationwide Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month, 2022

August 31, 2022

Throughout Nationwide Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month, we keep in mind the intense lives of kids now we have misplaced to this horrible illness.  We recommit ourselves to discovering new therapies to deal with and defeat pediatric most cancers.  And we pledge to assist kids not solely survive most cancers however thrive.
     Most cancers stays the main reason for demise by illness for American kids underneath the age of 15, and survivors usually face bodily, emotional, and cognitive challenges.  Jill and I do know from private expertise how a most cancers prognosis might be paralyzing.  Fear and heartache forged a shadow on life’s joys, medical payments mount, and therapy paths are sometimes complicated and troublesome to soak up.
     My Administration is dedicated to ending most cancers as we all know it.  The First Woman and I reignited the 2016 Most cancers Moonshot Initiative, and now we have set a objective of reducing the most cancers demise fee by at the least half over the following 25 years.  I fashioned a brand new Most cancers Cupboard to make sure that Federal companies are coordinating most cancers care packages, analysis, and growth.  And this 12 months, my Administration created the primary Superior Analysis Initiatives Company for Well being (ARPA-H) with the one function of expediting breakthroughs within the prevention, detection, and therapy of lethal ailments.  This is likely one of the pillars of the Unity Agenda I introduced in my State of the Union Tackle.
     Though vital progress has been made, many mother and father nonetheless need to advocate for his or her kids’s fundamental care when insurance coverage firms refuse to pay.  My Administration is dedicated to strengthening the Inexpensive Care Act and Medicaid to assist guarantee entry to preventive care screenings and life-saving remedies.  Because of the American Rescue Plan’s provisions that construct upon the Inexpensive Care Act and different actions my Administration has taken, 1 million kids have gained well being care protection since I grew to become President, serving to to reverse the protection losses throughout the earlier Administration. And, as a part of the Inflation Discount Act, 13 million Individuals will proceed to avoid wasting $800 per 12 months on medical insurance premiums — making lifesaving care inexpensive for thousands and thousands of American households.  My Administration can be dedicated to serving to households navigate the flood of data that comes with a most cancers prognosis.  For anybody experiencing uncertainty round danger elements, therapy choices, or different alternatives for help, you’ll be able to join with a educated specialist at 1-800-4-CANCER or go to most cancers.gov.
     Throughout this Nationwide Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month, we acknowledge the well being care professionals, researchers, personal philanthropies, social help organizations, and affected person advocacy teams who work tirelessly to guard our youngsters’s well-being.  We honor the braveness of our youngsters preventing pediatric cancers and the power of their households and caregivers who by no means cease loving, supporting, and advocating for them.  We rededicate ourselves to making sure that each youngster can get pleasure from an extended, wholesome, and fulfilling life.
     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the USA of America, by advantage of the authority vested in me by the Structure and the legal guidelines of the USA, do hereby proclaim September 2022 as Nationwide Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month.  I encourage residents, authorities companies, personal companies, nonprofit organizations, the media, and different teams to extend consciousness of what Individuals can do to help the struggle towards childhood most cancers. 
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I’ve hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, within the 12 months of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the 2 hundred and forty-seventh.

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                             JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.