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SYMBOLISM TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

Courage

Colorless Existence
Ongoing Long-Term Effects
Unrelenting Hostility
Real Potential For Death
Absolute Isolation
Grueling Discomfort
Elation

COLORLESS EXISTENCE

Children with cancer spend their hospital days looking at bland walls.


The Dalton, in winter, is nearly colorless and during the run, it will be at near constant darkness.

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ONGOING LONG TERM EFFECTS

Cancer and chemo often leave children compromised in some way, forever.

Frostbite, in addition to the total run distance, could add up to long-term damage for Kline.

UNRELENTING HOSTILITY

Chemo burns the inside, and sometimes, the outside of cancer patients.

The Dalton is hostile with dangerous conditions on even the best day.

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REAL POTENTIAL FOR DEATH

Cancer is the leading non-accidental cause of death of children in America. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it becomes a fight for their life.


Running The Dalton in winter is so risky it could end in a tragic result for Kline.

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ABSOLUTE ISOLATION

Children with cancer often lose friends and can't leave the hospital for weeks due to decreased immune system.

The Dalton is THE most isolated and desolate road in America. Although Kline will have a crew, he will have minimal contact with them during most of the run.

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GRUELING DISCOMFORT

Children battling cancer suffer through horrendous pain and discomfort.

Running 37 miles per day, in conditions well below zero degrees F, will be grueling and uncomfortable.

ELATION

When a child beats cancer, they, their family, friends, doctors and nurses feel like they are on
TOP OF THE WORLD.

Kline will carry these courageous kid's names along the ONLY highway in America that goes above the Arctic Circle to the
TOP OF THE WORLD!

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