Stef with the Julie Smith Courage AwardThe Johns Hopkins Medicine Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk was a race very near and dear to Stefanie’s heart. In 2016 she ran the race with strength and perseverance and crossed the finish line with a time of 25:55 and being the first cancer survivor to finish. It was a proud moment for her, her family, and friends as she was given the first ever Julie Smith award. Last year, 2017, although she was unable to run the race she was determined to still be a part and was able to watch from the side lines as her son Owen ran the race with the strength and determination she has passed on to him.

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