"This is a guy with incredible courage and understanding for what it means to be a leader," Christie said of Hogan, whom he called a "dear friend."
As chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2014, Christie campaigned several times last year for Hogan's underdog gubernatorial campaign and steered resources to his efforts in the critical closing weeks of the race. The two men have become close political allies and friends.
Christie pledged to continue wearing the "Hogan Strong" wristband until Hogan's condition improves.
“I’m hoping that I’m going to be able to cut this thing off once the doctors give Larry the good news that he’s in remission," Christie said.