Kevin Kline, morning man at Cox Media Group country “93Q” KKBQ Houston, will attempt a 300-mile run in Alaska’s Arctic Circle to raise money for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital on behalf of his “Snowdrop Foundation,” a non-profit he founded in 2006.
On Nov. 16, eight days before Kline, an ultra-runner, turns 50, he will set out to become the first recorded person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of The Dalton Highway in winter. Kline will run with a backpack filled with names and pictures of 1,750 pediatric cancer patients weighing more than seven pounds.
The run starts at the Arctic Circle, mile 115 of The Dalton Highway, and ends in Deadhorse, AK, near the edge of the Arctic Ocean. It is recognized as the single most dangerous road in America, and the 10th most dangerous road in the world.
“This run mirrors the hardships of isolation and hostility that childhood cancer patients face,” Kline said in a release. “To have my family at Cox Media Group back this run through donations and ongoing marketing support shows how committed it is to its employees and the community.”
To date, Kline has run over 175 marathons and ultra-marathons and raised over $1.8 million for the benefit of Texas Children’s Hospital’s pediatric patients and cancer research.
“Words can’t describe how proud I am of Kevin and the endeavor he’s undertaking.” Director of Operations Johnny Chiang added. “This is beyond doing good in your community, which we as broadcasters have pledged to do. This is humanity at its best.”