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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 3726

PROCLAMATION 4732—MAR. 10, 1980

lentlessly as in the past. In 1980, about 785,000 people will be diagnosed as having cancer. More than 400,000 will die of the disease. 42 USC 201 note. The National Cancer Act, which became law in 1971, has fostered programs in all aspects of cancer research. Many programs have been created to ensure that newly found knowledge from the research sector is transferred into the daily practice of medicine. 36 USC 150.

As a means of focusing continued attention on the problem of cancer, the Congress, by joint resolution of March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148], has requested the President to issue an annual proclamation setting aside the month of April as Cancer Control Month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIMMY CARTER. President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 1980, as Cancer Control Month. I encourage the American people to meet the challenge of this critical health problem. I ask the medical and health professions, the communications industries, and all other interested citizens to unite in public reaffirmation of our Nation's abiding commitment to cancer control. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourth. JIMMY CARTER

Proclamation 4732 of March 10, 1980

Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 1980 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During the past years, the peoples of the Americas have asserted with renewed determination their ideals of peace with freedom, cooperation with mutual respect, and unity with individual dignity. The people of the United States of America reaffirm their belief in this spirit each year on Pan American Day. As the nations of the Americas enter the decade of the 1980's, their peoples confidently seek a future of economic growth and social change that will surpass past achievements. This goal will be realized if the fruits of that growth are shared fairly and if tranquility among nations of the area is preserved. We look to the Organization of American States, whose anniversary we will observe on April 14, to continue to produce an environment of understanding, mutual respect, and dedication to the common goals that have inspired the true leaders of the hemisphere throughout its history. The stewardship of the Organization of American States in the past year has helped democracy reassert itself when threatened and has revitalized concern for human rights and needs. Thus, on this Pan American Day of 1980, the United States of America salutes the countries of the hemisphere, and reaffirms its solidarity to the ideals and principles that underlie their cooperative efforts. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIMMY CARTER, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 14, 1980, as Pan American Day