CFR North Idaho and Eastern Washington

CFR-North Idaho and Eastern Washington was launched in May 2011 to better serve breast cancer survivors living in north Idaho counties (Washington, Valley, Adams, Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Latah, Shoshone, Benewah, Kootenai, Bonner and Boundary) and the eastern Washington counties bordering Idaho (Asotin, Garfield, Whitman, Spokane, and Pend Oreille).

Known as CFR-North Idaho and Eastern Washington, our first retreat was held on June 29-July 1, 2012 at Shoshone Creek Ranch. This facility is ideal; set on the Coeur d’Alene and Shoshone River, the ranch borders the southern edge of the Coeur d’Alene National Forest, is located near Spokane WA and Coeur d’Alene ID, and it offers spectacular scenery, privacy, and a healing environment.

 If  you are a survivor, please apply below.  Share this information with other survivors so they, too may benefit from this wonderful experience.

If you have questions about this program or wish to volunteer, please contact:

Charlene Douglas, MS, EdD (ABD)
Program Coordinator and Retreat Leader


Our Signature Fly (created by Bob Larsell, photographed by Terry Spindler)

Retreat Calendar

See a sample schedule

Next retreat - Summer, 2015

Shoshone Creek Ranch, Wallace, Idaho


Watch for information on our annual banquet/auction (October 4th)!  

Your generous donation will help us expand our capacity to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Your contribution is tax-deductible. DONATE NOW


Inaugural event at the Kelly Creek Flycasters North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo 2011, Lewiston, ID, Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center – vendor booth and drawing for custom-made pink CFR rod made by Joe Douglas of Black Dog Tackle, brought in $1,000!

May 11, 2011 - Tying for a Cause - A group of North Idaho Fly Casters fly tiers got together and made 20 dozen flies for the North Idaho and Eastern Washington Program; these are being put into fly boxes and will be available for our inaugural retreat in June 2012; additionally, a donation hat was passed around at one of their regular monthly meetings and a donation of $436 was collected.

June 18, 2011 - A benefit luncheon was held at Sandie Lowther's home in Asotin, Washington resulting in donations of $250

June 24, 2011 - Information distribution at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event

August 25-27, 2011 - Fundraising event in Lewiston, Idaho at Hot August Nights

September 1, 2011 - Clarkston Alive After 5

September 8-11, 2011 - Vendor booth at the Lewiston Roundup

September 24, 2011 - Vendor booth at the Spey Clinic, Lenore, Idaho Rest Stop

September 24, 2011 - Vendor booth at Clearwater Fly Fishing Club Event, Moscow, Idaho

October 11, 2011 - Pink Tea - Moscow, Idaho

October 15, 2011 - Dinner/auction to be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Post Falls, Idaho; Will Godfrey will be our auctioneer.

October 28, 2011 - Halloween Party at Riverport Brewing; auction, food/drinks, costume contest

November, 2011 - Lewiston Steelhead Fishing Derby

Month of December, 2011 - Holiday Tree, Rogers Motors, Lewiston, Idaho

March 23-24, 2012 - Vendor booth at the North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo 2012

March 31, 2012 - Vendor booth at the Lewiston Roundup's Horseman's Ball

April 14-15, 2012 - Retreat Training - great time!!!  Big thanks to Susan, Peg and Gay!!

April 28, 2012 - "Pink Scramble" Golf Tournament, Bryden Canyon Golf Resort - Thank you to ALL our sponsors and to Bryden Canyon Golf Club!!!!

June 29-July 1, 2012 - OUR FIRST RETREAT!!

July 12-14, 2012 - Federation of Fly Fishers International Conference, Spokane, Washington

September 2012 - Lewiston Roundup 2012 Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo - HUGE THANKS to the Lewiston Roundup Association for their generous donation of $1155!! AND....we won Best Individual entry at the Lewiston Roundup Association parade!!

October 2012 - Very generous donations received from Parker Subaru and the Pink Shamrock Foundation - THANK YOU!!

December 2012 - HUGE thank you to Rogers Motors for allowing CFR-NI, EW to place their Memory Tree in the center of their showroom for the month!

March 22-23, 2013 - Vendor booth at 2013 North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo

March 23, 2013 - Vendor booth at 2013 Lewiston Roundup Association's Horseman's Ball

April 27, 2013 - Banquet/Auction to benefit CFR-NI, EW

May 11, 2013 - Second annual Pink Scramble Golf Tournament

June 28-30, 2013 - 2nd annual CFR-NI, EW Retreat!

July 12-13, 2013 - Vendor booth at WRMC Rendevous

September, 2013 - Lewiston Roundup Association "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Event

November 23-30, 2013 - Lewiston Steelhead Derby Kickoff Event

November - December, 2013 - Pink Boat and Memory Tree at Rogers Motors

March 21-22, 2014 - Booth at the North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo

May 1, 2014 - Booth at Ladies Night at Sportsman Warehouse

May 17, 2014 - 3rd Annual PInk Scramble Golf Tournament

June 20, 2014 - SoTF Northwest Gathering - an amazing group of women who, together, helped us almost double our reserves in just one evening!!  

June 27-29, 2014 - Our third retreat went fantastic - pics will come soon!


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Read about us in the New York Times! Casting for Recovery was featured in their special "Giving Section" in November 2010.