Third Canadian ‘Cure’ convoy set for Oct. 17 in New Brunswick

| 10/15/2009

The third all-female “Convoy for a Cure” is set to roll Saturday, Oct. 17, in Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

Roxanne Doran Smith is organizing the first-ever convoy in New Brunswick. She said she was inspired to organize one in her area based on the success of OOIDA member Rachèle Champagne’s convoy in Ontario a year ago. Champagne’s initial convoy raised $15,000 for breast cancer research.

So far, two convoys in Alberta and in Cornwall, Ontario, have raised more than $36,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – or CBCF.

“We have all been touched in some ways by cancer, and it is my chance to give back to the organization,” Smith said.

The final convoy of the season – and the first-ever U.S. “Cure” convoy – is set to roll on Oct. 24 at Willie’s Place in Carl’s Corner, TX.

– By Clarissa Kell-Holland, staff writer