Prostate Cancer – America Unites To Battle Disease
September has been designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month throughout the United States. “I…do hereby proclaim September 2007 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,” said President George W. Bush, in a proclamation dated August 21. “All Americans can raise awareness and help fight this disease by talking with their friends and families about the risk of prostate cancer and the ways to prevent, detect, and treat it.”
The recent passing of television mogul Merv Griffin in August, is certain to have an impact on awareness of this disease throughout the world.
“The passing of Merv Griffin will help put a face on prostate cancer, and will shed light on the gravity of this disease,” said Richard N. Atkins, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. “NPCC is dedicated to increasing overall awareness, education, and research funding so more men will have a fighting chance to beat prostate cancer.”
Along with the NPCC, President Bush encouraged all American’s to find a way to increase awareness in of prostate cancer, and increase our vast abilities in order to find a cure for this disease.
“I call upon government officials, businesses, communities, health care professional, educators and the people of the United States to reaffirm our nations strong and ongoing commitment to the fight against prostate cancer,” said Bush. “America leads the world in medical research, and we are committed to continuing our progress in the search for a cure of prostate cancer.