CfR Wyoming

Bitterroot Valley

Program coordinator:

Mary Turney

Casting for Recovery-Wyoming hosted its 2013 retreat near Dubois, Wyoming, on July 26-28

When they arrived at the Absaroka Ranch, they were 14 strangers from across the state of Wyoming. 14 women diagnosed with breast cancer. From age 49 to 69… When they arrived at the Absaroka Ranch, they were 14 strangers from across the state of Wyoming. 14 women diagnosed with breast cancer. From age 48 to 69 … from teachers to accountants and artists to engineers  … from Powell to Cheyenne and Banner to Cora… from remission for 7+ years to recently completing treatment.

They are mothers and they are grandmas…they are survivors!!

From their arrival at the beautiful Absaroka Ranch, there were bonds formed which grew stronger as the weekend progressed. Too soon it was time for our closing celebration and farewells. Tears were shed, addresses exchanged, hugs galore. New friendships – great memories – healing – and delight.

Our participants describe the impacts of Casting for Recovery eloquently:

“The staff and volunteers are so amazing; they made me feel comfortable with my disability. I felt there was nothing they wouldn’t do for me.  This weekend will be one of the most rewarding and wonderful of my life!!”

“I love the diversity from around the state – both staff and participants.”

“The staff & River Helpers were so kind and nurturing.  I am overwhelmed by the kindness of everyone from staff to strangers who sent gifts. I felt like I was truly cared for in a way I have never experienced in my life.”

“I hate having to leave – but I know I am stronger, more confident and more empowered – and connected to a vital, caring and generous support group.”

“Talking about my cancer with other survivors and fighters was very important to me.  Thanks to all who provide this experience for us!!”

“Cancer made me feel so helpless. It was overwhelming for me. After this weekend, I know I can live each day more fully. This weekend has given me hope.”

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Retreat Calendar

July 24-26, 2015

*Apply by May 15, 2015

Absaroka Ranch, Dubois, WY

Here in the West, very few places remain that offer both solitude and beauty on a grand scale. The Absaroka Ranch, located at the headwaters of Wyoming’s Wind River and at the base of the spectacular Absaroka mountain range, is such a place. Wildlife abounds here – elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, bear, eagles, beaver, and badger. Snow-capped peaks, lush alpine forests and meadows, rolling sage-covered hills, wildflowers along with the ranch’s beautifully rustic, sap-stained barns, cabins, and main lodge, make a stay at the Absaroka Ranch one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The atmosphere here is rustic and comfortable. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, the air is crisp, the nights cool, and the days pleasantly warm. Some of the finest fly-fishing in the West is found in the Dubois area. Cutthroat, brown, brook, and rainbow trout abound in crystal clear mountain waters.


Casting for Recovery relies on the enthusiasm and support of its loyal volunteers to plan and staff our retreats, as well as conduct fund-raising events. Volunteering will enrich your life and the lives of others with new hope, new skills. Click Here for an application!

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