STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, within the boundaries of the State of Delaware there were 501 homes which lost loved ones to cancer in 1952; and
WHEREAS, there is likelihood that the number of victims during 1953 will even exceed this number; and
WHEREAS, such a burden of tragedy compels the attention of this administration; and
WHEREAS, it is true that such widespread disease as cancer requires a concerted effort of government, the medical profession and, in fact, all of our citizens to combat it; and
WHEREAS, through progress of education, research and service many lives have already been saved and many more could be saved; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed April as a month for special action against this distressing problem:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 1953, as
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
and, furthermore, I urge every citizen of this state to observe the occasion by learning as much about cancer as possible and by supporting the 1953 Crusade of the American Cancer Society.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 sixth Day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.