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Dear Chelsey is the 2011 film about Snowdrop Foundation president Kevin Kline and his solo run across Texas to honor and memorialize pediatric cancer patients. Kline ran a total of 482 miles over 13 days.
February 13, 2012 – The Snowdrop Foundation
by Trish Kline
Finalists for the 3rd Annual Uptown Film/Detroit International Film Festival were announced today with DEAR CHELSEY garnering an official nomination for Best Feature Documentary.
DEAR CHELSEY is the 2011 film about Snowdrop Foundation president Kevin Kline and his solo run across Texas to honor and memorialize pediatric cancer patients. Kline ran a total of 482 miles over 13 days. Each of the first twelve days, Kline memorialized a child who had died from cancer. On the 13th and final day, he ran in celebration of all pediatric cancer survivors.
Inspired by a 2005 encounter with a then 15-year-old high school sophomore named Chelsey Campbell who was battling a rare form of cancer and given a 10% chance of survival, Kline and his wife Trish created Snowdrop Foundation to honor the girl that changed their lives.
Filmmaker Everett Marshall was personally chosen by Kline to film and direct DEAR CHELSEY after Chelsey Campbell’s record-setting 27-hour continuous surgery to remove her cancerous tumors.
“Once we decided to do this film, there was only one person I trusted to tell this story and it was Everett Marshall. On top of being a captivating story teller, Everett was there the day I met Chelsey and he saw, firsthand, the impact she had on my life,” Kline acknowledges.
Some of Kline’s achievements include:
Kline has been recognized by Runner’s World Magazine, GQ Magazine, and People Magazine. He was named Children’s Miracle Network Radio Supporter of the Year and in 2011 was inducted into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame. In 2012, Kline was selected as one of six national ambassadors for the San Francisco Marathon’s Worth The Hurt program.
About The Snowdrop Foundation
Snowdrop Foundation provides funding for continued pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, along with college scholarships to pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors. For more information, visit www.snowdropfoundation.org & www.dearchelsey.com
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.txch.org.