Marriott announced that their CEO Arne Sorenson has stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is asymptomatic in the early stages so it’s incredible that it was caught at this point. I imagine Sorenson receives regular executive physicals.
Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a series of tests. Sorenson will remain in his role while undergoing treatment.
..Sorenson’s treatment plan will begin next week with chemotherapy. His doctors anticipate surgery near year end 2019.
Sorenson says “the medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure.”
Whether a Marriott customer or not, a great reminder of the trivial things we so often focus on and the things that are truly important. Since my daughter was born last year I’ve become far more sensitive to how short life is, how quickly it moves, and the importance of living every moment.
[…] years ago Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson disclosed he had pancreatic cancer. The company is now putting in place an interim management structure while he seeks […]