CFR Utah

Started in 2011, the CfR-Utah program seeks to enhance the quality of life of Utah breast cancer survivors by providing retreats that promote and support mental and physical healing. Our retreats, provided at no cost to the women, combine medical information, counseling and instruction in the sport of fly-fishing.

Why fly fishing? On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic casting technique provides a therapeutic motion for joint and soft tissue stretching in areas where a woman may have had radiation or surgery. On emotional and psychosocial levels, women are given the opportunity to challenge themselves with a new activity in a safe environment, amongst a supportive group of peers.

With a focus on wellness and survivorship, our retreats allow women to create a unique support group in a beautiful, natural setting. In addition to learning to fly-fish, participants are provided with medical education and guided by trained facilitators to explore their own recovery process. CfR’s welcoming environment, free of the constraints of treatment, family responsibility, and financial concerns, helps women take charge of their own wellness.

The 2014 retreat will be held on September 12-14 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah. See application information below.

For more information about the CFR-Utah program, contact:


Pam Page
Utah Program Coordinator

Retreat Calendar

September 12-14, 2014 Apply by 7/4

Homestead Resort, Midway, UT

See a sample schedule


UTAH Gives Day!!
March 20, 2014

Utah Gives Day is a statewide, 24-hour, online giving campaign and a way for people to contribute to causes they believe in. Utah CfR will be one of the participatingLoveGiveUtahlogoReduced charities this year!  Please share this opportunity with others (individuals and businesses) who may want to support Utah CfR and Utah breast cancer survivors!

If you would like to schedule a donation in advance of March 20th, go to the LoveUTGiveUT website, find Casting for Recovery Utah, and click on the donate button.

Thanks for your support!!


November 9, 2013

Fish Tales & Ales will be held on at Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City and will feature a Silent Auction, and a Raffle to benefit Casting for Recovery-Utah.


March 14-17, 2013 CFR Utah enjoyed a booth at the International Sportsmen's Expo in Salt Lake City.

ISE in SLC, UT March 2013










Casting for Recovery-Utah held its inaugural retreat on September 2-4, 2011 at the beautiful Homestead Lodge in Midway, Utah. Fourteen amazing and inspiring women, ranging in age from 34 to 59, joined the volunteer staff for a weekend of fly-fishing, sharing, and support. The women were immersed in the wonderful world of fly fishing during the weekend and in just a short period of time, new and lasting friendships were made.

Our weekend culminated with a clear and sunny day of fishing on the Middle Provo River. Each participant fished one-on-one with her own guide. Many fish were caught and released during our excursion, and even the smallest of fish brought a smile and a squeal of excitement and happiness. A BIG thank you to the river helpers for sharing their time and love of fly fishing with these women. You've created some wonderful memories!

We were honored to provide this retreat to these women. They remain and always will be our shining lights and heroes.

You can read about this inaugural event in this Deseret News article.






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


Located in the picturesque Heber Valley and minutes away from the Middle Provo River, the Homestead Resort is a wonderful location for the CFR Utah program. The local volunteer team is excited and honored to provide the Casting for Recovery (CFR) program to breast cancer survivors in Utah.


CFR-Utah was represented at the March 2011 International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) in Sandy, Utah. Their booth at the 4-day event helped raise awareness and conducted outreach for their new program. During the ISE show, KUTV Channel 2 News profiled CFR on his “Roughin' It Outdoors” program.

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