Dr. Larry Saltzman has been a family physician, marathon runner, leukemia/lymphoma patient, advocate and survivor. He was first diagnosed in 2010 with both chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small cell lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).
Having run 13 marathons, upon being diagnosed he entered the Boston Marathon to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. For the next three years 2012 to 2014, he ran the Boston Marathon, surviving intense heat in 2012, the bombing in 2013, and running after six months of chemotherapy in 2014. He raised over $200,000 for LLS.
Through his windy road of treatment for both CLL and SLL and as a physician, Larry has found a way to give back and help others. He now works with LLS as an Executive Research Director leading a critical project to create LLS Community, a free online social network for patients, caregivers and www.lls.org/Community