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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My husband, Brian, and I have no immediate family in the Rochester area. After my brain surgery, my husband needed to go back to work.
Julie Colicchio is a kind, compassionate individual. She lost her mother in 2021 after a 10-month battle to Glioblastoma. Like her mother, Julie is very driven to help make people’s lives better.
This is Natalie Collier and this picture speaks volumes of the love Matt Collier has for his beautiful wife Natalie, and the love she has for him.
Terri Coopersmith was forced into the role as Caregiver when her husband, Steve, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in June of 2019, but she was so much more than a caregiver.
When I was asked if I wanted to nominate my older brother, Michael Coughlin, for the Stevie Patrick Legacy of love Award, I was very honored …my only concern was if I had enough room to write ALL the
I am nominating my mother, Heather Czapski for the Legacy of Love award. Our lives were forever changed May of last year when my Step-Dad Steve Czapski was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma.
Ashley & I are nominating Pat D'Herde for the Legacy of Love because of her steadfast dedication to finding the and advocating for the best and most updated treatments for Andrew.
"Lauryn DeMarse ~Thomas DeMarse’s daughter, Glebe Montessori School, Greta Leeming Dance, RCM piano, Julian of Norwich Anglican, my shining star and inspiration. When Tom was diagnosed with an
March of 2019 while working in my yard a piece of wood hit me in the head. a couple of days later my daughter said to me I was slurring my words.
n 2019, Shelly Downing and her family joined Head For the Cure(HFC) to honor her dad, Joe Scorziell, who unfortunately passed away from glioblastoma the previous year.
I am nominating my daughter-in-law Kim Hattig Eriksen for a Legacy of Love Award. Kim married my son Korey L Eriksen on January 28, 2017, and they have one adorable son, Maddux.
Sharon and her husband, David Farmer, were together for 34 years before his passing in 2016.