NORWALK - The Norwalk River Rowing Association held its first annual Row For the Cure regatta Saturday.

The race took place at Veterans Memorial State Park in Norwalk. Participants launched their canoes and kayaks to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which funds breast cancer research.

Organizers say all of the participants have had a friend or loved one affected by breast cancer.

The regatta raised more than $6,000.