WHEREAS, cancer threatens to invade two of every three homes in this state; and

WHEREAS, the 80,000 Americans who were reclaimed from death by cancer last year were only half the number that could and should have been saved; and

WHEREAS, our steadily increasing knowledge and understanding of the treatment of cancer is gradually decreasing the death rate in women ; and for various types of cancer among men the death rate also is declining; and

WHEREAS, this steady and unrelenting fight to get the upper hand of mankind's cruelest enemy, continues to demand the very best brains of medicine and science ; and

WHEREAS, this fight cannot be pressed successfully without the all-out support of our government and our people, under the leadership of the American Cancer Society; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed April as


THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, urge every one of you to support the American Cancer Society in every way you can, especially by following its earnest advice : FIGHT CANCER WITH A CHECKUP AND A CHECK.

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

(Great Seal) 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-six and of the. Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.

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