Pair of Community Ambassadors Doing Outreach on Road Trip

By Andres, Shakaya | The Florida Times Union, November 1, 2008 | Go to article overview

Pair of Community Ambassadors Doing Outreach on Road Trip


Andres, Shakaya, The Florida Times Union


Byline: SHAKAYA ANDRES

Two community ambassadors taking part in the 2008 Ford Black College Road Trip recently made their way to Northeast Florida for one of many outreach adventures.

Chelsea Wells and Winston Robinson, called "Ford Roadies," participated in the 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Metropolitan Park. They stressed the importance of breast exams, and urged supporters to share information with friends and take part in spreading breast cancer awareness.

"We're trying to get the importance of breast cancer out there," said Robinson. "Before this [trip], I was oblivious to how breast cancer affected the African-American community."

The 2008 Ford ambassadors will travel more than 13,000 miles serving in the community throughout the U.S. Their trip began Labor Day weekend at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, and the journey ends Nov. 29 at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans.

"It's such a short experience, but still great," said Robinson. "It's great. We get to meet so many people."

"It's fun, but it's work. We've had 14-hour days easily," Wells added.

The duo are traveling in a Ford Flex tricked out by celebrity customizer Funkmaster Flex and will visit 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Football Classic games including those in Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando and Memphis. …

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