by Kathy Johnson
More than $10,000 was raised for the Rosalin Nickerson CARE Fund during the third annual Row for Nanny’s Cure on July 14.
“We are overwhelmed with the amount that we have collected this year,” said organizer Bethany Nickerson. “The community has really supported this event and the funds continue to grow each year.”
With brightly coloured bras decorating the Cape Sable Island Causeway, dory rowing teams challenged each other on the half mile course, with everyone from juniors to seniors taking a turn at the oars.
In total $10,379.89 was raised the day of the races, said Nickerson, adding organizers will be continuing their fundraising efforts throughout the summer selling tickets on a lobster pot chair or trap. They will also be auctioning off a folk art painting during the Rosalin Nickerson CARE Fund’s Walk for a Cause in September.
Nickerson extended special thanks to the committee members, volunteers, rowers and their sponsors, the community, and all who donated prizes and supplies to this year's race. “It’s a team effort that makes this race happen each year and without each member we would not be able to put on this event,” she said.
Women's: 1st, Nicole Hurlburt and Laura Lee Hubbard (3:56); 2nd, Paula Nickerson and Bethany Nickerson (4:08);
3rd, Faith Bower and Desiree Nickerson (4:30); 4th, Lori Smith and Krista Peterson (5:01)
Men's: 1st, Holden Nickerson and Frank Hubbard (3:33); 2nd, Angus Atkinson and Dwayne Newell (3:35); 3rd, David Atkinson and Kirk Symonds (3:42); 4th, Stefan Nickerson and Josh Richard (4:05).
Junior's: 1st, Stefan Nickerson and Desiree Nickerson (3:43); 2nd, Faith Bower and Brett Nickerson (4:00).
Mixed: 1st, Angus Atkinson and Joy Nickerson (3:55); 2nd, Dwayne Newell and Bethany Nickerson (4:02); 3rd, Brian Brannen and Krista Peterson (4:12).Children’s Races Kieran Hubbard and Nicole Hurlburt winners over Halle Nickerson and Rob Hurlburt; Harrison Atkinson and Holden Nickerson winners over Christopher Peterson and Brian Brannen. Junior Races Faith Bower and Brett Nickerson winners over Desiree and Stefan Nickerson. Adult Races Bethany Nickerson and Rob Hurlburt winners over Tanya Morash and Angus Atkinson; Mary Morash and Nicole Hurlburt winners over Lynn Morash and Kirk Symonds; Laura Lee Hubbard and David Atkinson winners over Krista Peterson and Brian Brannen; Alicia Flemming and Stefan Nickerson winners over Tiffany Mealing and Brett Nickerson; Joy Nickerson and Titus Penney winners over Lori Smith and Paula Nickerson; Laura Allen and Rob Hurlburt winners over Angela Morash and Stefan Nickerson; Edwin Nickerson and Kirk Symonds winners over Jeremy Nickerson and Holden Nickerson; Frank Hubbard and Angus Atkinson winners over
Tommy Bower and David Atkinson; Josh Richard and Nicole Hurlburt winners over Will Pool and Titus Penney;
Dwayne Newell and Brett Nickerson winners over Danny Shand and Brayton Nickerson.