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Chad Bray - September 2015
Goldman Sachs Group Chairman and CEO, Lloyd C. Blankfein has received a diagnosis of a "highly curable" form of lymphoma. He received the diagnosis midday on Monday and informed the company's board later that evening. No one was authorized to discuss the matter publicly, until his shared a letter to the bank's employees and shareholders on the company website on Tuesday.
Below is an excerpt from Blankfein's letter on the company website. The full message can be read here.
"My treatment plan will include chemotherapy over the next several months in New York. My doctors have advised me that during the treatment, I will be able to work substantially as normal, leading the firm. I will, however, reduce some of my previously planned travel during the treatment period. I have discussed this approach with our Board of Directors and they are supportive.
"There are many people who are dealing with cancer every day. I draw on their experiences as I begin my own. I have a lot of energy and I'm anxious to begin the treatment. I appreciate your support and good wishes."
Original source: www.nytimes.com