Proclamation 5808 -- National Digestive Disease Awareness Month, 1988
the President of the
diseases rank second among all of the causes of disability due to illness in
In recent years major advances have taken place in digestive disease research, but efforts to determine their causes and to develop ways to prevent and treat them have only begun. Knowing the impact of these diseases and of the critical need for research in this field, private, scientific, and governmental organizations have committed themselves to increasing public awareness and understanding of gastrointestinal diseases.
In recognition of the fourth anniversary of the National Digestive Disease Education Program and of the importance of all efforts to combat digestive diseases, the Congress, by House Joint Resolution 421, has designated the month of May 1988 as ``National Digestive Disease Awareness Month'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of May, in the year
of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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