Thomas “Tom” Spetter is committed to helping organizations that specialize in fighting cancer and other chronic diseases. Since 2001, he has participated in various events that promote awareness, raise money for research and help those in need. Most recently, Thomas Spetter was involved with the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Formed in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to find a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Because there are no early screening tests available for these types of cancers, research for a cure is absolutely essential. Events like the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia helped the LLS generate the $67.2 million needed last year to fund research projects.
In addition to raising funds for research, the LLS advocates for patients and works tirelessly to help those diagnosed with blood cancers find the treatments they need. The organization provides helpful information, education, financial assistance, and support to cancer patients and their families across the nation.