Bras, dory races highlight annual Row for Nanny's Cure

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Hundreds of bras stretched across the CSI Causeway as rowers competed during the annual Row For Nanny’s Cure on Saturday.

The event was begun by Melvina Nickerson’s family to raise money to help her beat the cancer she was diagnosed with.

After her passing, her family didn’t stop trying to raise money in the effort to help others.

The fundraising event in support of the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund has raised more than $35,000 to date.

The fund offers various supports to local cancer patients including one-time financial assistance of $1000 to help with transportation and medical costs while seeking treatment.

There were 38 Dory rowers registered this year.

The event kicked off at the Barrington Causeway with the popular and entertaining Scott Family Timber Show.

The races opened with a silent row in memory or to honour a loved one with cancer.

This year there was a new event introduced called Survivor, outwit, outplay, outrow.  

The bras across the causeway was a sight to be seen as over 600 bras have been collected over the past five years were strung together to stretch across the causeway.

The Queen of Hearts Dory Club lent the use of their dory’s for the event.

 

 

 

Organizations: Row For Nanny, Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund, Hearts Dory Club

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