Governor Larry Hogan was diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in June 2015, less than six months after being sworn in as Governor of Maryland. Since then, he has encouraged support for cancer research and organizations that assist people and families suffering from this disease. The governor has partnered with a number of organizations to fight for a cure, including:
- American Red Cross
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- There Goes My Hero
- Delete Blood Cancer
- Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore Cool Kids Campaign
- Across the Bay 10K
- Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation
- The Baltimore Orioles
- The Baltimore Ravens
- The Washington Redskins
- …and more!
Throughout his treatment, Governor Hogan used social media to keep the public updated on his health. The governor has used his public position to advocate for patients with cancer and their families, and express his solidarity with all those suffering from this disease. Governor Hogan routinely shares his visits with patients and other outreach events with the public.
On November 16, 2015, Governor Hogan announced he was officially 100% cancer-free and in complete remission. On October 3, 2016, the governor completed his final maintenance chemotherapy treatment. “I could never have made it to this point without the amazing support of my family, friends and staff, along with an incredible team of doctors and nurses,” Governor Hogan said. “I am humbled by the thousands of prayers and well wishes that I received from all around the world… I plan to make the most of every single day I am given, and I won’t stop fighting until a cure is discovered for this terrible disease.”