Jimmy Wayne 530 Miles Into 'Meet Me Halfway' Walk
February 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JIMMY WAYNE crossed the state line from ARKANSAS into OKLAHOMA last night at 7:12p (CT) on his “Meet Me Halfway” walk from NASHVILLE to PHOENIX to raise money and awareness for homeless teens (NET NEWS 2/8). WAYNE has logged 530 miles of the approximately 1700-mile walk so far. He is now covering about 20 miles a day on his way to PHOENIX.
WAYNE has battled cold temperatures and ice storms throughout the walk and last week outside of HOT SPRING, AR he walked 40 miles in the wrong direction. He set him back a couple of days but JIMMY said that the people he has met along the way have more than made up for the unpleasant weather conditions.
WAYNE said: “Walking through the small towns and farmlands in TENNESSEE and ARKANSAS has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have met some incredible and generous people who have offered me meals, a warm and dry place to sleep and companionship. When I started this walk, I really had no expectations. I thought I would be alone, sleeping in a tent at night. But as the saying goes, man makes plans and GOD laughs. There have been many times I’ve slept outside, but even more times that because of a kind and generous soul, I have had a roof over my head.”
Find out more about JIMMY WAYNE’s journey at meetmehalfway.jimmywayne,com and find out how you can donate to help the effort.