Our Story

Justin Kukowski

Justin Kukowski was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. An athletic, fun-loving 25-year-old man, he left his mark on those who knew him—and on many other cancer patients to come after him.

During the course of Justin’s surgery and treatments, he endured much physical pain and intense side effects. Justin managed it with a sense of style and humor, at one point embarking upon a trip to New York to visit friends and see the sights of the city from his walker. But his parents knew that Justin’s quality of life would have been enhanced had he been able to find complementary alternative therapies such as massage or nutritional counseling. Unfortunately they were not able to find such treatments for Justin. As his mother said, at that time they just didn’t know where to look.

Today , the Justin Kukowski Foundation has many purposes. The main purpose, however, is to honor Justin’s loving spirit by providing scholarships to people in the holistic Living Well With Cancer Program at Cashman Center.