Houston Radio Host Kevin Kline Completes his 62,000 Step Stair Run
HOUSTON (Jan 4, 2012)
Kevin Kline, Houston morning radio host on The New 93Q, ran 62,000 Stairs at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball team in Sugarland, TX. After running stairs for 16 plus hours, Kline then ran 18 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer started on December 31, 2012 and ended on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013. The event, so far, has raised over $21,000 for Snowdrop Foundation with donations still coming in.
The number 62 represents the maximum number of beds occupied at any given time by pediatric cancer patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. While Kline was the only runner to run 62,000 steps, other runners and 1st responders helped shatter a group goal of 620,000 with a stair total of 670,908.
“I wanted Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer to inspire people,” said Kline. “The inspiration hit jcpenney Store Leader Kurt Lasse who surprised us with a corporate donation.” On January 2, the local Sugar Land jcpenney store held a meeting and presented Snowdrop Foundation with a check for $7,500. “Companies like jcpenney help us support our mission. jcpenney did not do this for publicity as no media was invited to the presentation. They were just inspired to make a difference,” Kline stated.
Some of Kevin 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.
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