Houston radio DJ completes ultramarathon for kids with cancer

Kevin Kline of The New 93Q arrives at Texas Children's Hospital on on the final leg of an ultramarathon

January 1, 2012 6:20:42 PM PST
A local radio DJ just completed a remarkable feat to help kids with cancer.

Kevin Kline of The New 93Q arrived at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday afternoon on the final leg of a 434-mile ultramarathon.

Kline ran for seven days around the Stafford Centre. When he rested, other runners stepped in and ran for him. Collectively, they finished 62 miles a day in one week.

The number 62 represents the number of inpatient beds at the hospital's cancer center, and Kline said running laps around the Stafford Centre symbolized the experience that cancer patients go through in their daily chemotherapy rituals.

Kline and his wife, Trish, are founders of the Snowdrop Foundation, dedicated to raising research money and scholarships for pediatric cancer patients. In the past six years, he's completed a variety of distance running feats, always with young cancer survivors in mind.

All proceeds benefit Texas Children's Cancer Center.