Casting for Recovery

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The concept of Casting for Recovery is unique. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis, and a new outlet – fly fishing – as a reprieve from the every day stresses and challenges of their cancer. Casting for Recovery provides free fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer; 70% of the women who attend Casting for Recovery retreats have never been to a support group; CfR currently offers 55 retreats across the country, serving 800 women each year. To date 8,000+ women have been served; SIMMS is a national sponsor of CfR READ MORE