Gives Women Powerful Tools to Overcome the Challenges of Breast Cancer

A few weeks ago, I showed up with a few friends to help sell hot dogs at a fundraiser for a charity to help support a dear friend. My friend is a breast cancer survivor who is actively involved in Casting for Recovery.  I showed up to sell hot dogs for a good cause.  I left that afternoon deeply touched by the mission of Casting for Recovery.  As I was pointing people to the hot dog stand and explaining a little about the program, a man stopped and asked for more information because his mother had just had surgery.  I was touched by his interest in the program for his mother. Breast cancer affects us all in one way or another.  I had never heard of this program until I attended a luncheon with my friend.  It is time for more women to know about this great program.

Casting for Recovery provides fly-fishing instruction and breast cancer information in a setting that helps lessen isolation, providing a recreational activity with both physical and emotional benefits.  They offer a 2 1/2 day retreat to participants at no cost to the participant.

A Casting for Recovery weekend is about empowerment.

Knowing little about fly fishing, women learn the basics while experiencing a spirit of trust and sharing that cannot be put into words. Participating at your own comfort level, you will find new strength, joy, and confidence, leaving the retreat with a belief in your ability to master the challenges ahead.

The Casting for Recovery program has generated a wide circle of survivors whose new-found understanding and enthusiasm creates ripples outward in their communities, among their friends, families, and colleagues, helping improve the quality of their lives.

Please visit their website at to see how you can help.