Portraits of Inspiration

Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center

Cheers! Seventy volunteers from Bon Secours helped make the annual Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games event a rousing success last year. As a festival beneficiary, the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center received more than $100,000.

History of the Cullather Center

For Jack Cullather, creating the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center was a way to keep the memory of his wife and son alive. It also enables him to improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with brain tumors, especially those who would not otherwise have access to holistic care. 

After his son, Chris, died from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a condition involving multiple brain tumors, Jack and his wife, Jean, turned their heartache into hope for others by promoting research and education. Sadly, Jean was diagnosed with the same condition and succumbed to GBM in 2003. 

The Cullather family realized that while work continues to improve treatment options, patients and their families often need more than traditional medicine.

The Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center fills the need, providing nurse navigation, advocacy, education and counseling. The Center also offers complimentary therapies such as yoga, music and art therapy for all patients at no cost, whether they are treated at Bon Secours or another Richmond facility.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Cullather Center has continued to welcome more patients and their families each year.

Learn more about the Cullather Center here.

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