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.

Search Recipients

We’ve been together for 16 years and married for 7 years. He was with me in California when I was diagnosed and has been my caregiver since the beginning.
I think my son's words say it best. He wrote this 5 years ago when he was 10. I think my Dad is worthy of the Father of the Year Award.
My dad is my best friend. I can always count on him to make me laugh no matter the situation.
Rolando has been by my side throughout this unexpected bump in the road. He has supported me and continues to love me & my shenanigans, diet, and lifestyle changes!!
Harry first became involved with Head for the Cure in 2003 as a friend of Matt Anthony, to support the Anthony Family in memory of Chris Anthony.
Kyle and I would like to nominate Cindy Campbell for the Stevie Patrick Legacy of Love Award. Cindy has been a role model for us over the past seven years.
My mother, Debbie, is the mother to 5 strong, independent women. She unfortunately had to say goodbye to one of them way too soon.
My mom's story begins far before the love of her life was diagnosed with brain cancer. She was the girl next door when they met in the summer of 1966.
Doneen is in a rare group of caregivers.
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.
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.