Home » Houston Radio Host Announces Ambitious 500 Mile, 13-Day ultramarathon across Texas
January 28, 2009 – The Snowdrop Foundation
Kevin Kline, Houston morning radio host on The New 93Q, held a kickoff event to officially announce his plan to run Strides Across Texas, his nearly 500-mile, 13-day solo ultramarathon across Texas benefitting Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Beginning in Dallas on December 20, 2009, Kline will run up to 39 miles daily, braving the wind, rain, cold and hills through Austin and San Antonio, ending his journey in Houston on the steps of Texas Children’s Hospital on January 1, 2010. The ambitious undertaking is the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and Kline hopes his effort will raise $500,000 for Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
“I hope this journey will inspire people to donate for these amazing kids, and that every stride will bring us one step closer to a cure,” said Kline.
Well known on the Houston radio scene, Kevin Kline is the president and founder of Snowdrop Foundation, which supports Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s cutting edge work in pediatric cancer research, provides twice annual weekend excursions for patients, and awards college scholarships to pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors.
Since the foundation’s establishment in 2006, Snowdrop has donated $200,000 to Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Strides Across Texas marks Kline’s most ambitious effort to date as he strides his way to $500,000. For more information and to donate, visit www.stridesacrosstexas.org.
Inspired by the great courage and strength of pediatric cancer patients, Kline has been training since January with his coach, Tim Neckar. Kline will also participate in marathons throughout the United States as a part of his extensive training regimen including ones in New Orleans, Orlando, Kona, Leadville and several in his home state of Texas.
Pictured: Brooke Daniels, Miss Texas 2009, signs an autograph for patient Angelica Moreno at the Strides Across Texas Kickoff event in the Texas Children’s Cancer Center.