HOUSTON RADIO HOST KEVIN KLINE ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS 62,000 STEP STAIR RUN
Kevin Kline, Houston morning radio host on The New 93Q, will attempt to run 62,000 Stairs at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball teamin Sugarland, TX. Upon completing his stair run, Kline will then run 18 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer happens onDecember 31, 2012 and kicks off with a children’s New Year’s Eve party. The run ends on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients.
The number 62 is symbolic to Snowdrop Foundation asit stands for the maximum number of beds occupied at any given time by pediatric cancer patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. And, while Kevin is the only one scheduled to run 62,000 steps, other runners and 1st responders are encouraged to participate and run/walk stairs to help reach a group goal of 620,000 (10,000 stairs per child).
“I hope Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer will inspire people to donate for these amazing kids, and that every step will bring us one step closer to a cure,” said Kline.
“In conjunction with Kevin’s stair run, Snowdrop Foundation will host a children’s New Year’s Eve party,” revealed Executive Director Trish Kline. Children 12 and are FREE, with a nominal fee of $10 for adults to attend. The New Year’s party lasts from 3-7pm.
Some of Kline’s achievements include:
53 marathons/ultra-marathons over six years in 25 states as well as in Europe and South Africa
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 then another 13.1 miles into the Texas Children’s Cancer Center; for a total of 90.15 miles
Ran 100K a day for 7 day then 15 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Kline has been recognized by Runner’s World Magazine, GQ Magazine, and People Magazine. He was awarded 2010 Children’s Miracle Network Radio Supporter of the Year, inducted into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame in 2011 and was recently named 2012 Man of the Year by Fort Bend Focus Magazine.
About 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 Center
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.