The Stevie Patrick Legacy of Love Award was created to honor a special caregiver, medical professional or supporter. The Legacy of Love award is easily defined by actions of integrity, encouragement, determination, and serving others, especially those in need. This deserving person must be a leader each day and also have the courage to smile in the midst of adversity.

At each 5K event, Head for the Cure will award one recipient of the Legacy of Love Award during our program after the race.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Head for the Cure Team prior to the event. Nominations must be made by the Wednesday prior to the 5K event.


About Stevie Patrick:

The Legacy of Love Award was created in honor of Stevie Patrick, a Head for the Cure - North Texas founder and participant. In May of 2010, at the age of 28, Stevie was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Throughout her life, Stevie was known to her friends and family as an encourager and a leader. She consistently went out of her way to serve others and loved giving everyone she met one of her famous hugs.

Stevie always took the high road and walked through each day with great integrity and a big smile on her face. Anyone who got the opportunity to interact with Stevie knew that she was thoughtful, encouraging, genuine, supportive and a great listener. These attributes didn't change during her incredibly challenging three-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer, as she never stopped thinking about others and offering her help.

Stevie Patrick lost her battle with brain cancer on September 26, 2013 at the young age of 31.  She left behind her sweet husband, Damen, her darling son, Ryder, as well as her parents, two sisters, one brother, and countless friends and extended family.  Each day that goes by she is missed more and more by her family and friends, but her legacy remains as strong as ever.  How fortunate so many were to know someone as wonderful, compassionate, and loving as Stevie.

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I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June of 2017 after having an unexpected seizure.
I was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in November of 2015. The only reason I sought treatment was the insistence of my wife, Sandee Brooks.
I am nominating my daughter, Emily Godawski for the Legacy of Love award. From the time she was very young, Emily took care of others.
I want to start by saying that I am so lucky to have met Jordan almost 11 years ago when we first moved to Austin She has pretty much been my best friend since we first met on St.
Melissa is my sister in law and the mother of my nephew, Luke Hamilton, who was diagnosed at age 7 with Medullo Blastoma which took his life only a month later.
David and I have known each other since 2008 at which time we met because his beloved wife Denise was undergoing treatment for a malignant brain tumor.
John Hoffman has been on the journey we call brain cancer for 29 years after his wife, Judy, was diagnosed with an unusual brain tumor and was told she only had two weeks to live.
Wow when I think of my wife I think Rock. Through my diagnosis and recovery she showed a side of herself that truly demonstrated selfless faith and love.
The Grey Matters North Texas Brain Tumor Support Group would like to nominate Professor and Dr. Elizabeth A. Maher, M.D., Ph.D. for the prestigious Stevie Patrick “Legacy of Love” Award.
Jim is my husband and best friend. He has been by my side through everything and has taken up the slack when things are difficult. I can't imagine going through this without him.
My husband has been one of my biggest supporters and caregivers since we first started dating.
My amazing wife, Michelle, despite her own ailments, has pushed me to be who I am today.