Row for Nanny’s Cure raises $8,400

Funds to go to the Ros­alin Nick­er­son Care Fund

South Shore Breaker - - AUTO - KATHY JOHN­SON TRICOUNTY VAN­GUARD edi­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

While the strong winds kept dory rac­ing to a min­i­mum, it didn’t blow away the fun, en­thu­si­asm and gen­eros­ity at the ninth an­nual Row for Nanny’s Cure and Bras Across the Cause­way fundraiser in North East Point on July 14.

Held in sup­port of the Ros­alin Nick­er­son Care Fund, the to­tal raised from all events this year is just over $8,400, said or­ga­nizer Bethany Nick­er­son. “Over­all we are pleased with yes­ter­day's re­sults,” she said.

The wind was a ma­jor fac­tor in the dory races that were sched­uled for the day and be­cause of that, only two races were held just for fun, said Nick­er­son. In the ju­nior race, Kieran Hub­bard and Johnny Pen­ney were first, with Holden Nick­er­son and Frank Hub­bard plac­ing first in the men's divi­sion.

With en­ter­tain­ment by the Scott Fam­ily Tim­ber Show, a mu­si­cal per­for­mance by Matt Bone, and the Sur­vivor Cape Is­land com­pe­ti­tion, there was lots to keep the crowd amused. In Sur­vivor Cape Is­land, the Thinga­ma­jigs were first, Stray Kats, sec­ond, and Scrab­blin' Jacks, third, in what was a very close com­pe­ti­tion.

More than 1,000 bras were strung across the Cape Sable Is­land Cause­way as part of the event. With this year’s fundrais­ing ef­forts, Row of Nanny’s Cure has raised more than $100,000 for the Ros­alin Nick­er­son CARE Fund. The fund sup­ports can­cer pa­tients in the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Bar­ring­ton and Town of Clark’s Har­bour.

The Ros­alin Nick­er­son CARE Fund So­ci­ety will be hold­ing their an­nual fundraiser, Walk for a Cause in Septem­ber.

Kathy John­son

Leona Gore­ham (from left), Frank Hub­bard and Steven Gore­ham row out from the North East Point wa­ter­front to­wards the Cape Sable Is­land Cause­way for the Row for Nanny’s Cure Silent Row, held to re­mem­ber those who have lost their bat­tle to can­cer.

Kathy John­son

While it’s been 50 years since Bar­ring­ton’s Phil Scott cap­tured the first of his nine world log rolling cham­pi­onships, he can still up­end the younger fam­ily com­peti­tors. Tak­ing the fall is Mar­cel Scott, dur­ing a per­for­mance by the Scott Fam­ily Tim­ber Show at Row for Nanny’s Cure.

Kathy John­son

Founder of the Ros­alin Nick­er­son CARE Fund, Shel­ley d’eon (right) and her hus­band Dwaine were among the spec­ta­tors at Row for Nanny’s Cure.

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