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Kevin Kline Completes 481 Mile Run Through Texas

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Non-runner Kevin Kline recently completed a 481 mile run starting from Dallas and ending in Houston to raise awareness and funds (through Strides Across Texas) for pediatric cancer research.  Kline completed the 13 day journey on January 1st.

Here is a nice video that provides some insight into Kline as a person and his inspiration to run through Texas.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

A few paragraphs from the press release (source: Business Wire):

Kline finished his run on the steps of Texas Children’s Hospital where he was received by hundreds of cheering supporters including hospital staff, patients, families and fans. More than 50 Texas Children’s Cancer Center patients and survivors completed the last block of the run with Kline, who was also escorted into the Texas Medical Center by hundreds of Harley Davidson motorcycle riders.

Starting in Dallas on December 20, Kline ran up to 10 hours daily braving the wind, rain, cold and hills through Austin and San Antonio, finishing his journey in his hometown of Houston. Kline’s ambitious undertaking is the first of its kind in Texas and all proceeds benefit research and patient services at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Donations are still being accepted at www.stridesacrosstexas.org.

Through his run, Kline hopes to raise awareness about pediatric cancer throughout Texas and to provide a visible reminder that everyone can make a difference and create hope for a child with cancer. He hopes his effort will motivate more people to support the research that will find a cure for pediatric cancer.

“I ran for all of the children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center who have so profoundly touched my life with their courage and strength,” said Kline. “I was motivated to start and finish this run so that with each stride, I could help bring organizations like Texas Children’s one step closer to a cure.”

The Power of One

Examples like Mr. Kline’s above, continue to remind me of the power that each of us as individuals have to positively impact our family, community, state, country, and world.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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