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Recap of a Fabulous Night! Thank you Guests and Sponsors!

July 29th was an exceptionally warm evening. The pool was sparkling, drinks were flowing and everyone was having a great time. Lisa Nickerson and over 150 friends celebrated at a private party held poolside at Hotel Indigo.

Caitlin McDonough, Katy Lengel, Michelle Babai, Venisse Wu, Lisa Nickerson, Jennifer Kearney, Monica Mercer, Rachel Licciardi, Nataliya Ohorilko

Partygoers could be seen dancing to Best Not Broken’s live cover performances (including Tom Petty’s American Girl, The Killers’ Mr. Brightside, and Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69), relaxing under cabanas and chatting with fellow guests. Passed hors d’oeuvres including mini sliders, crab cakes and lobster fritters were a big hit and made their way around the party throughout the evening. Inside, there was a buffet including tortellini, pasta with meat sauce, Caesar salad and a great assortment of breads. Complimentary Nickerson red martinis also added to the lively atmosphere.

Lisa Nickerson

At the peak of the party, all guests sang “Happy Birthday” as Lisa Nickerson cut into the delicious chocolate cake.  Another highlight of the night was when Lisa pulled the winning raffle ticket for the all expenses paid trip to Caesar’s Palace. Nickerson PR would like to congratulate raffle winner, Laurie Spitz, from Smileboston!

Everyone at Nickerson PR had a fabulous time and we would once again like to thank all of our guests for attending and supporting Housing Families Inc. with your generous donations to the Rodman Ride for Kids.

We would also like to give special appreciation to all of our sponsors:

Boston Business Journal

Double Cross Vodka

Hotel Indigo

BOKX 109

Best Not Broken

Harrah’s Entertainment

By: Monica Mercer


Save the date! Team Nickerson’s 2nd Annual Rodman Ride for Kids, Housing Families Inc. Fundraiser!

It is mid-July and a beautiful sunny day, temperature probably tipping the mid 80s and you are sitting around wondering what to do. You imagine the scene outside your house; kids riding their bikes and giggling with their friends, parents sitting on the porch chatting with each other, all this makes you want to go on a pleasant ride down the Charles River to soak up the atmosphere. Just as you were about to pick up your bike, a stern voice booms “What are you doing?” causing you to snap back to reality: your daunting desktop, a coffee mug that is half empty, office paper scattered everywhere. Great. You’re at work, and you’re stuck inside trying to finish a project that was long overdue…

Cubicle-locked and the clock hits 5 PM – it’s too late to go on a bike ride now! By the time you get home and suit-up, the sun is already setting…What to do? You really want to go!

What if we told you that you COULD go on a bike ride and it wouldn’t be too late? You wouldn’t need to break a sweat, no need to change and you could go right in downtown Boston? You might not get to experience the Charles River, but you will definitely get a paparazzi experience down a red carpet!

What are we talking about? The 2nd Annual Rodman Ride for Kids Fundraiser to support Housing Families Inc, of course! On Wednesday, July 28th, Nickerson PR will be hosting a fun, red carpet event to help raise money for Housing Families! Enter on the red carpet with photographers taking pictures of your best pose on our sponsored bike, and then catch up with friends inside as you eat delicious hors d’oeuvres and dinner with a signature Nickerson-red martini, and then end the night with an amazing raffle prize in your hand!

The Rodman Ride for Kids is a 25, 50 or 100-mile bike ride to support at-risk children in Massachusetts. Last year, 25 charities participated at the event and $7.2 million was raised for the various organizations! Nickerson PR will once again be riding as TEAM NICKERSON on behalf of Housing Families Inc., an organization that is devoted to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. HFI provides safe, temporary shelter, creates affordable housing and offers daily individualized support services to family members of all ages with more than half of these individuals being children.

Who knew riding a bike could be so helpful to others?!

Save the date!!! You can get your ride and have fun with friends too! (Though you might not be getting the sun and exercise, but why complain when you know you are helping families and children that need your support!?)

Date: July 28th, 2010
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: TBD

Details will follow soon! Keep checking back for updates!

If you cannot attend, you can still help Team Nickerson raise money for the Rodman Ride! Click here to donate for Team Nickerson! Thanks!

Written by Venisse Wu.

It’s that time of year again…

…to support the Rodman Ride for Kids and Housing Families Inc.!

Now in its 20th year, the Rodman Ride for Kids is a 25, 50, or 100-mile bike ride to support at-risk children in Massachusetts. Last year, 25 charities participated in the event, and $7.2 million was raised for the various organizations. 100% of any donation made supports all 25 affiliated child welfare agencies. Every donation provides an additional 10% matching gift to participating agencies to exceed fundraising goals.

This year Nickerson PME will be riding as Team Nickerson for Housing Families Inc. Housing Families Inc. (HFI), founded in 1986, is devoted to ending family homelessness in the communities of Everett, Malden, and Medford. Over 1,450 families have been helped since their creation 24 years ago. Each day, they help 400 homeless and extremely low-income individuals; 75% of these individuals are children.

HFI focuses on the needs of all family members through individualized support services, with additional and unique concentration on children aided by the organization. Through their Children and Family Program, children receive one-on-one counseling, academic support and tutoring, therapeutic arts groups, and parent groups. The wonderful staff, interns, and volunteers at Housing Families Inc. help children and their parents develop skills, self-esteem, and confidence.

To help Team Nickerson raise money for the Rodman Ride and Housing Families Inc., click here to donate for Lisa Nickerson, or click here to donate for one of Nickerson’s Summer Associates, Venisse Wu.

Additional links for more information are as follows:

Rodman Ride for Kids Report

Housing Families Inc. Homepage

written by Jenn