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 am blessed to have a dynamic family trio who have been supporting me throughout my journey.
The word warrior is used to define someone that is strong and does not give up easily.
"Where do I begin to tell you about Jenna Gardner. She has so many beautiful qualities! Let me start with a few of the many ways she demonstrates her kindness and leadership.
I called my sister, Kathy Gibson (aka KG), the day I was diagnosed and within minutes she was at my side.
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.
My husband, Mark Gould, is a godly caretaking man.
My mom is the most tenacious, kind, and loving person I know.
Barb has been a social worker at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Center since 1994, and works closely with the teams in Neuro-Oncology, Head and Neck Cancer and Radiation Oncology. In her pivotal role
Nick has been putting smiles on strangers faces for most of his life. He has performed, professionally, as mascots for various sports teams in Maryland and New York.
Amanda is a serial volunteer whose son, David, succumbed to GBM in 2012 at the age of 18.
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.