CFR Washington

As more and more women survive breast cancer, the need to provide continued support and education is essential. The goal of Casting for Recovery-Washington is to focus on wellness and empowerment of women in any stage of breast cancer. We do this by teaching women the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, a sport for life.

Through the weekend retreats, survivors learn the sport of fly fishing in conjunction with receiving breast cancer education and peer support. Each aspect of the program is implemented by accomplished volunteer fly-fishing instructors and trained volunteer medical and psychosocial facilitators.

The weekend retreat is offered at no cost to the participants, and is provided to women who reside in Washington, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery. Participants are selected at random and will be notified of their application status once the selection process is completed.

For more information on the Washington program, please contact:

Kelli Armstrong
Program Coordinator

Retreat Calendar

See a sample schedule

Casting for Recovery Retreat - Washington
- Date: September 26-28, 2014, apply by 7/18/14
- Leader: Jane Gutting
- Location: Whistlin' Jack Lodge, Naches, WA
- Purpose: Retreat for Washington breast cancer survivors
- Cost: Free for participants
- Scope: Conduct a 3-day retreat for breast cancer survivors
- Sign-up via application

Washington breast cancer survivors
If you are a breast cancer survivor living in any county of Washington state, we welcome you to apply for this year's retreat at the link below:    

If you reside in one of the following counties (Pend Oreille, Spokane, Whitman, Garfield and Asotin) you are also eligible to apply for the CFR retreat held in North Idaho. Click here for information about this retreat.


Volunteering opportunity

Casting for Recovery relies on the enthusiasm and support of its loyal volunteers to plan and staff our retreats, as well as conduct fundraising events. Volunteering will enrich your life and the lives of other with new hope, new skills. Apply to be a volunteer.

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!


Women's Fly Fishing School

- Date:  May 16-18, 2014
- Leader: Judy Graham
- Location: Cle Elum, WA
- Purpose: Bringing women together to celebrate, reconnect, learn the art of flyfishing and create a sense of community
- Cost:  $375, all inclusive
- Make check to "Casting for Recovery-Washington".  Mail check to Judy Graham, Casting for Recovery-Washington, 4236 Sunset Beach Dr. NW, Olympia, WA  98502,
- Only 20 spaces available.
- Registration due by May 8, 2014.



Support Washington CfR When You Shop at Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  Every time you shop with your linked Rewards Card at Fred Meyer, you can help Washington CfR earn a donation. 

Simply link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Casting for Recovery at  You can search “Casting for Recovery” or enter #88213.  Select the Washington address.

Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Washington CfR earn a donation! (You’ll still earn Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates)

Rewards Cards, are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store. 
For more information, visit

Please tell friends and family to link their Rewards Cards also!




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