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Children battling cancer join Governor Larry Hogan to cheer on Ravens

September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

9/28/2015, 9:30 a.m.
Governor Larry Hogan attended the Baltimore Ravens home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with four children who are also ...
Governor Larry Hogan attended the Ravens home opener with childhood cancer patients. (Photo: Office of the Governor)

— Governor Larry Hogan attended the Baltimore Ravens home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with four children who are also battling cancer. At the game, Governor Hogan appeared on the field with his four friends, Adrian (6), Madison (15), Olivia (16), and Gregory (22), to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

(Photo: Office of the Governor)

“While receiving chemotherapy treatments from the University of Maryland Medical Center, I have met many amazing patients, doctors, and nurses,” Governor Hogan said. “The children, who approach their cancer diagnosis with unimaginable courage and positivity, have been especially inspiring. They are fighting a battle much more difficult than my own, and I am honored to have the opportunity to raise awareness with these extraordinary kids.”

Throughout his treatment, Governor Hogan has encouraged support for cancer research and organizations that assist people and families fighting this disease. Shortly after his diagnosis, the governor started HoganStrong to raise awareness and resources for cancer-fighting organizations.

Earlier this month, the governor joined with the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins to raise awareness for childhood cancer and blood cancer. The governor’s office also held a blood drive and bone marrow registry at the State House with the American Red Cross, There Goes My Hero, and Delete Blood Cancer on World Lymphoma Day, September 15.