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Bras lining the Cape Sable Island Causeway blow in the wind as teams of dory rowers compete in the Row for Nanny’s Cure last year. The annual fundraising event in support of the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund is set to go on Saturday, July 14, in the North East Point.
Bras lining the Cape Sable Island Causeway blow in the wind as teams of dory rowers compete in the Row for Nanny’s Cure last year. The annual fundraising event in support of the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund is set to go on Saturday, July 14, in the North East Point. - Kathy Johnson

Organizer says she hopes for good weather and another good crowd

CAPE SABLE ISLAND - The ninth annual Row for Nanny’s Cure and Bras Across the Causeway fundraiser in support of the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund is set to go on Saturday, July 14, on the North East Point waterfront.

The Scott Family Timber Show will get the fun rolling at 11 a.m., followed by dory racing and the Survivor Cape Island Challenge. A barbecue and musical entertainment by Matt Bone will round things out for a fun-filled day.

 “We’re praying for good weather and hoping for a good crowd,” says organizer Bethany Nickerson.

“The timber show is a lot of fun,” she says, adding the Scott family, known for their hilarious antics, also take part in the rowing as well as the survivor challenge.

Nickerson said she expects there will be four teams competing in Survivor Cape Island this year.

“Their first challenge is their fundraising,” she says, with points awarded to the team with most money.

“The challenges get progressively worse or harder throughout the event,” says Nickerson. “The last challenge always includes a dory and most often includes the Scott Timber Show in some fashion. We’ve had them (survivor teams) do a kettle bottle, a bowsaw cut, and an axe throw so we get the Scott family involved in the last challenge. They have to do something that the timber show does, they always have to race a dory.”

She also says there are two or three other challenges that remain top secret until the event.

Nickerson says she takes challenges from the Survivor TV show and adopts them to fit the slipway, where the challenge is held. The competitors “will be getting wet,” says Nickerson. “They are always guaranteed to get wet.”

Nickerson says over the years the number of spectators has grown tremendously. 

“The crowd really tops it off with the barbecue and cheering the teams on and that sort of thing,” says Nickerson.  “We always have new people coming every year, and tourists, who see all the bras on the causeway and want to stop and see what’s going on.”

More than 1,000 bras will be strung across the causeway the night before Row for Nanny’s Cure.

Since Row of Nanny’s Cure was first started, almost $100,000 has been raised for the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund.

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