WHEREAS, approximately 185 citizens of this state were saved from dying of cancer in 1954, and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society reports that twice this number could be saved with present knowledge in cases where diagnosis is early and treatment is prompt, and

WHEREAS, new knowledge is improving detection and treatment techniques ; the death rate among men, with the exception of. lung cancer, is leveling off, and the death rate among women is declining, and

WHEREAS, bringing cancer under control continues to be a vital problem demanding vigorous action on the part of medicine and science, as well as the government and the people, and

WHEREAS, lives are being saved daily through the program of research, education and service conducted by the American Cancer Society, and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed April as a special month for a special effort to conquer cancer;

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the month of April as


I urge every citizen not only to support the American Cancer Society but also to take advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as possible about this enemy within our midst --cancer.

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 Thirty-first

(Great Seal) day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State