RUN, WALK OR CRAWL AS MANY LAPS AS YOU CAN IN 55 HOURS
Event raises funds for children with cancer and pediatric cancer survivors
Kevin Kline, morning radio host of The Q Morning Zoo on Houston’s The New 93Q, and president of Snowdrop Foundation, announces the first of its kind in Texas, Snowdrop ULTRA 55 hour Race/Relay. The Texas State Flag will be flown over the Texas Capitol on January 1, 2014 in honor of Snowdrop Ultra 55 Race/Relay for raising awareness for childhood cancer.
Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race/Relay starts on Dec. 30, 2013 and ends on Jan. 1, 2014 at Memorial Park in Sugar Land, Texas. The course is a flat .75 mile loop on crushed gravel. This event is open to individuals or teams of up to 10 runners.
Through this charity sporting event, thousands of dollars will be raised to provide college scholarships for childhood cancer patients and survivors, as well as provide pediatric cancer research dollars to Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the largest pediatric cancer center in the nation.
“The volunteers for the Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race/Relay want to make this event fun for everyone, including spectators,” Kline explains. “We hope this event will bring people out to participate or donate for these amazing kids.”
The Snowdrop ULTRA 55 hour Race/Relay offers custom belt buckles to all solo (non-team registered) runners who cover at least 100 miles. An overall individual fundraising champion wins a trip to Hawaii, while the solo registrant that runs the most miles will be headed to Cancun for seven nights.
For more information and to sign up go to www.snowdropfoundation.org
Some of Kevin Kline’s achievements include:
- Completed a 482 mile, 13-day solo run across Texas which raised over $200,000 and is featured in the award winning documentary, “Dear Chelsey.” www.dearchelsey.com
- Ran 24 hours continuously on a treadmill and then another 13.1 miles to Texas Children’s Cancer Center; for a total of 90.15 miles
- Ran 62 miles per day for 7 days then 15 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center
- Climbed 62,000 stadium stairs and then ran 18 miles to Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Kline has been recognized by Runner’s World Magazine, GQ Magazine and People Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the Children’s Miracle Network Radio Supporter of the Year, inducted into the Energizer “Keep Going Hall of Fame” in 2011, was chosen the 2012 Man of the Year by Fort Bend Focus Magazine and was recently named a 2013 Ching’s Champion for community excellence created by Houston’s soccer great-philanthropist Brian Ching.
About Snowdrop Foundation
The Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer. For more information, visit www.snowdropfoundation.org.
About Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Cancer Center is an internationally recognized center of excellence for pediatric hematology/oncology care and is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. Housed within Texas Children’s Hospital; the facility is totally dedicated, equipped and staffed to care for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. For more information, visit www.texaschildrens.org or www.texaschildrenshospital.org/cancer.