Jimmy Wayne Performs At The 12th Annual Angels in Adoption™ Gala in Washington, DC
Award Ceremony Honors Those Who’ve Helped Children through Adoption and Foster Care
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) hosted its 12th Annual Angels in Adoption™ Gala on October 6 in Washington, DC. The gala highlights the work of celebrities and individuals across the country working tirelessly on behalf of children in U.S. foster care and orphans around the world. 2010 National Angels in Adoption™ honorees include Tony and Emmy Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Four-time Emmy Award winning actress Rhea Perlman and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Members of Congress presented these awards and praised the National Angels for using their celebrity and influence to bring awareness about children in need of families.
As part of the event, Country music artist Jimmy Wayne performed his song “Elephant Ears” about his own experience as a foster child. He shared, “One of the great things about the Angels in Adoption™ program is the level of awareness it brings to an option people don’t always consider, and that’s adopting a child or teen who is in the Foster Care system. There are so many kids there, just waiting for a loving family to give them a home.”
Jimmy Wayne’s participation in this event highlights his mission as founder of “Meet Me Halfway,” a project devoted to raising awareness of teens who face aging out of the foster care system. His walk from Nashville to Phoenix served as the launchpad for his mission. Since the walk, he has continued to raise this awareness in ways he may have hoped for but not really expected as a steady stream of supporters join the cause.