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 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    Alcohol addiction and drug addiction continue to challenge our 
Nation. Addiction to alcohol or drugs destroys family ties, friendship, 
ambition, and moral conviction, and reduces the richness of life to a 
single destructive desire. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction 
Recovery Month, we seek to remind all Americans, particularly those who 
struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, that recovery is possible. This 
year's theme, ``Join the Voices of Recovery: Celebrating Health,'' 
salutes the thousands of Americans currently striving to address their 
alcohol or drug addiction, and the many professionals, volunteers, 
clergy, community groups, friends, and family members who support others 
in overcoming addiction.
    For the addicted, the fight is an ongoing struggle for their own 
lives. The process of treatment and recovery is personal, and each 
individual's treatment needs are different. And as a result, treatment 
programs must address a wide range of physical, mental, emotional, and 
spiritual needs. When properly tailored, alcohol and drug addiction 
treatment can be very effective.
    Last year, approximately 100,000 individuals who sought treatment 
for alcohol and drug addiction were unable to receive the help they 
needed. To address this problem, I have proposed a new initiative, 
Access to Recovery, that will increase the availability and 
effectiveness of treatment programs. With $600 million, an additional 
300,000 Americans will gain access to needed treatment over the next 3 
years.
    Access to Recovery will build on existing alcohol and drug treatment 
services by offering greater choices to those seeking treatment. Our 
Nation is blessed with many recovery programs that do exceptional work,

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and we must make these programs available to more people. By providing 
vouchers that enable those struggling with addiction to get help from a 
wide range of sources that work, including faith-based and community 
organizations, we will expand treatment options and accountability. This 
flexibility will strengthen our system and offer more hope to those in 
need.
    My Administration has taken important steps to cut off illegal drug 
supplies and reduce demand through anti-drug education. For those who 
become addicted to drugs or to alcohol, my Administration is committed 
to tearing down the stigma attached to recovery so that more people will 
seek the help they need. Alcohol addiction and drug addiction are 
diseases that touch all Americans--young and old, rich and poor, male 
and female. As a Nation, we must continue our efforts to offer the best 
possible opportunities, settings, and approaches to prevent and treat 
alcohol and drug addiction. By caring for those who need treatment, we 
are building a more welcoming and compassionate culture that values 
every life.
     Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, 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 2003 as 
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon all the 
people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate 
programs, ceremonies, and activities.
     In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 4, 
2003]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on 
September 5.


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Monday, September 8, 2003
 
Volume 39--Number 36
Pages 1127-1152
 
Week Ending Friday, September 5, 2003
 
Proclamation 7699--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2003

 September 1, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    It is estimated that more than 25,000 American women will be 
diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and that more than 14,000 will 
die from this disease. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 
we seek to increase understanding of ovarian cancer and the importance 
of early detection, and to recognize the advances made to eliminate this 
disease.
    Early detection and education are critical to treating ovarian 
cancer. Today, only half of the women diagnosed with this disease are 
expected to survive 5 years or more. However, the 5-year survival rate 
for those whose cancer is detected early is more than 90 percent. When 
the disease is discovered in its early stages, doctors are able to treat 
it with standard methods, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation 
therapy.
    Researchers have made significant progress in developing screening 
tests that can accurately diagnose ovarian cancer. Much work remains, 
however, before we can reliably detect the disease in its earliest 
stages when treatment is most effective. I urge all women to talk to 
their doctors about ovarian cancer and the best course of action to 
detect and treat this deadly disease. Doing so is particularly important 
for women aged 40 or older, those with a family history of ovarian 
cancer, and those with a personal history of breast, endometrial, or 
colon cancer. And I urge individuals across the country to learn more 
about this disease and what can be done to reduce the number of 
individuals who suffer from it.
    In addition to encouraging early detection and increasing awareness 
about ovarian cancer, we must continue to advance our knowledge through 
research. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
the National Cancer Institute, the Department

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of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, other Federal agencies, 
and private companies are working hard to discover the causes of ovarian 
cancer and to design more effective screening and treatment options. 
Through their research, we hope to learn how to reduce the chances of 
developing this disease, how to recognize it in its earliest stages, and 
how to successfully treat women in every stage of ovarian cancer. The 
vision and determination of these professionals, along with the courage 
of the women who participate in clinical trials, are helping to turn 
today's research advances into tomorrow's success stories.
    My Administration remains committed to supporting research efforts 
to help find a cure for ovarian cancer. My fiscal year 2004 budget 
proposal includes more than $5.6 billion for cancer research at the 
National Institutes of Health. This investment will lead to a better 
understanding of ovarian cancer and greater hope for women who suffer 
from this disease. Through education and continued research, we can win 
the fight against ovarian cancer and save the lives of thousands of 
American women.
     Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, 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 2003 as 
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the 
United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and 
activities.
     In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 4, 
2003]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on 
September 5.


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Monday, September 8, 2003
 
Volume 39--Number 36
Pages 1127-1152
 
Week Ending Friday, September 5, 2003
 
Proclamation 7700--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2003

 September 1, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer among men 
in the United States. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 
220,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and that nearly 
29,000 men will die from this disease. During National Prostate Cancer 
Awareness Month, we seek to increase understanding about the risk 
factors of prostate cancer, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and 
the benefits of detecting the disease in its earliest stages, when it is 
most treatable.
    Although the exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown, several 
factors have been found to increase the risk of developing this disease. 
Men aged 65 years or older make up about 70 percent of all diagnosed 
prostate cancer cases. In addition, a man's risk of developing prostate 
cancer doubles if a father or brother has been diagnosed with the 
disease.
    Making healthy choices is critical to prevent prostate cancer and 
many other diseases. Research suggests that some men may be able to 
reduce their risk of prostate cancer by eating healthy foods and 
exercising on a regular basis.
    Early detection is important in successfully treating prostate 
cancer. Preventative screenings can reveal a man's current health status 
and identify whether he needs to adjust his diet or behavior. I urge 
men, particularly those over 50, to learn more about the disease and to 
talk to their doctors about when to start preventative screening. 
Healthcare providers can advise men as to which tests are most 
appropriate. Through early detection and treatment, we can reduce the 
number of deaths caused by prostate cancer.
    Today, our Nation is on the leading edge of new discoveries. As we 
continue to make

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advancements in medicine, my Administration remains committed to 
learning the causes of prostate cancer and finding a cure. My fiscal 
year 2004 budget proposal includes more than $13 million for the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct, support, and promote 
efforts that increase awareness of screening and early detection, and 
more than $5.6 billion for cancer research at the National Institutes of 
Health. Through my HealthierUS Initiative, my Administration is also 
encouraging all citizens to lead healthier lives by eating right, 
exercising, and taking advantage of preventative screening. By working 
together, we will improve our ability to prevent, treat, and cure 
prostate cancer.
     Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, 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 2003 as 
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government 
officials, businesses, communities, healthcare professionals, educators, 
volunteers, and all people of the United States to reaffirm our Nation's 
strong and continuing commitment to prevent, treat, and cure prostate 
cancer.
     In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 4, 
2003]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on 
September 5.


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Monday, September 8, 2003
 
Volume 39--Number 36
Pages 1127-1152
 
Week Ending Friday, September 5, 2003
 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Protocol to the Denmark-United 
States Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation

September 2, 2003

To the Senate of the United States:

    With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to 
ratification, I transmit herewith the Protocol to the Treaty of 
Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation Between the United States and 
Denmark of October 1, 1951, signed at Copenhagen on May 2, 2001. I 
transmit also, for the information of the Senate, the report of the 
Department of State with respect to this protocol.
    The protocol will establish the legal basis by which the United 
States may issue treaty-investor (E-2) visas to qualified nationals of 
Denmark, by supplementing the U.S.-Denmark friendship, commerce, and 
navigation (FCN) treaty to allow for entry and sojourn of investors, a 
benefit provided in the large majority of U.S. FCN treaties. United 
States investors are already eligible for Danish visas that offer 
comparable benefits to those that would be accorded nationals of Denmark 
under E-2 visa status.
    The United States has long championed the benefits of an open 
investment climate, both at home and abroad. It is the policy of the 
United States to welcome market-driven foreign investment and to permit 
capital to flow freely to seek its highest return. Denmark also provides 
an open investment climate. Visas for investors facilitate investment 
activity, and thus directly support U.S. policy objectives.
    I recommend that the Senate consider this protocol as soon as 
possible, and give its advice and consent to ratification of the 
protocol at an early date.
                                                George W. Bush
 The White House,
 September 2, 2003.


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