On March 4, 2013, Phil Cihiwsky began a seven month trek from San Diego, California to York Harbor, Maine to tell the story of over 8 million seniors who are hungry and homebound. In an effort to raise awareness and funds to support Meals on Wheels, Phil is walking for those who can’t.
Phil’s latest leg of his 3,000 mile journey brought him to Fountain Hill, AZ, where high winds, elevation peaks of 8,000 feet and and shin splints prevented him from trekking forward for several days. Walking an average of 19 miles a day has certainly given Phil some time to mull over the cause that he has dedicated to his journey.
“It helps me understand what some of the seniors are going through as far as isolation, loneliness, hunger at times and the need for food and a helping hand,” he said in a recent Fountain Hill Times article. “It’s no fun being lonely and isolated. I can appreciate a lot more of those people who are in need of a helping hand.”
Learn more about Phil and his itinerary by visiting the Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego’s website dedicated to Phil’s journey.