STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, one of every seven deaths in this State was caused by cancer last year; and
WHEREAS, one-third of these were needless and could have been prevented with early enough diagnosis and proper treatment of surgery or radiation; and
WHEREAS, the lack of knowledge about the early signs of cancer was a primary cause of these many deaths; and
WHEREAS, April has been designated "Cancer Control Month" by Act of Congress and Presidential Proclamation as a time for concentrating upon the problems of cancer control; and
WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society is conducting its annual Cancer Crusade during April which will bring to our people some of this vital information as well as raise the necessary funds to continue programs of research, education and service to cancer patients;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim April, 1951 as
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
and request that it be observed by all citizens as such by learning all they can about the disease, cancer, and furthermore by supporting the 1951 Cancer Crusade of the American Cancer Society.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carve', Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty-first day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.