Jimmy Wayne Wraps Walk To Phoenix

Jimmy Wayne pictured on the moment he crossed the finish line on his 1,700 mile Meet Me Halfway campaign.

Jimmy Wayne set out New Years Day on a journey halfway across the country to raise awareness for at-risk youth. Despite a broken foot, he ended his 1,700 mile Meet Me Halfway walk yesterday (8/1)  in Phoenix.

Wayne arrived at his destination, HomeBase Youth Services, at 9:11 AM/PT. He concluded his last mile in the same way that he completed his first mile in Nashville, by locking arms with supporters.

“This has been one of the most challenging, and at the same time rewarding experiences of my life,” Wayne said. “I know that might sound strange, but it’s true. This journey has made me think back on the childhood I had—there were many nights I didn’t know where I would sleep, and had no idea if I’d have any food. Even today, there are kids out there facing the same problems—nowhere to go, no one to care for them. It’s just amazing that in this country child homelessness and hunger are still issues. If this walk has helped even one child find a permanent home with a caring family, it’s been worth every step. And if me doing it all over again would help another, I’m ready.”

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