Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.
Tuesday afternoon, Blank issued the following statement regarding his recent diagnosis.
“In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. Over the last several weeks Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me. I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I’m looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come.”
The 73-year-old Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, purchased the Falcons in 2002. He also owns the expansion MLS franchise Atlanta United FC, which will begin play in 2017. The soccer team will share the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, currently under construction, with the Falcons.
Blank is engaged to Angela Macuga and says he is looking forward to the wedding and continuing his active lifestyle.