“Lost Boy” Walkathon Set For Sept. 18

The Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville is hosting the first-ever Music Row Walkathon, “Journey of Hope,” set to begin on Saturday, September 18, in Owen Bradley Park on the south side of Music Circle, with participants walking the length of Music Row West and then down Music Row East back to the park. It’s an easy 2.2 mile course from end-to-end, but a very meaningful effort for everyone involved.

All proceeds go to the Lost Boys Foundation, the non-profit organization set up to help transform the lives of the Lost Boys who escaped genocide in Sudan. Many of the Lost Boys in Nashville are now providing support for relatives and friends back in Sudan, and reaching out into the greater Nashville community in numerous events and activities throughout the year, so the mission continues to grow.

“We are so excited by this,” says Lost Boy Paul Mator Manyak, who is planning to bring his wife and daughter to walk up and down Music Row in a Journey of Hope meant to symbolize the long physical and ultimately spiritual trek that was taken by the thousands of young men who were forced to flee their villages as boys, with many dying along the way as they attempted to make their way to safety in other countries, and some finding sanctuary in America.

The Music Row Walkathon for the Lost Boys will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 18, with check-in at Owen Bradley Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. —  registration is now online at www.thelostboysfoundation.org. Hundreds are expected to take part in this first “Journey of Hope” to benefit the Lost Boys. The Lost Boys Foundation is reaching out to businesses up and down Music Row to participate in some manner, either as a sponsor, having personnel participate, or perhaps just providing a little lemonade and power bars on the sidewalk as the Walkathoners pass by and wave. If you are interested in participating in the Music Row Walkathon “Journey of Hope” go to www.thelostboysfoundation.org, and for more information contact [email protected] or 615-256-8302


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