Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas
12/5/79 – 4/5/22
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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Legacy Award
The Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Legacy Award, created by her friends and first launched by YourNexStage and other veteran serving organizations in 2021, will be awarded annually to an individual who goes above and beyond to help women veterans.
Dr. Kate has certainly done this! In addition to her books*, TEDx talks, and research on women veterans, Dr. Kate’s very public fight to have her toxic exposure-induced breast cancer recognized as service-connected has dramatically called attention to the impact of toxic exposure on women veterans. Dr. Kate’s public and very candid advocacy at the national level has made it much more likely for future women veterans to qualify for service-connected VBA benefits. Dr. Kate’s life and passion will have lasting impacts on veterans and their families – her Legacy of hope.