What is a CFR retreat?
Our goal is helping one survivor at a time focus on the road to recovery.
Casting for Recovery offers free, 2½ day retreats for 14 participants, the maximum number recommended for small group dynamics as well as for educational and psycho-social benefits. Fly-fishing instruction is the means used to help women gain skills to cope with recovery from breast cancer.
We focus on wellness.
In addition to learning fly-fishing skills, participants are provided with medical education and guided by trained facilitators who help participants explore their own recovery process. Casting for Recovery’s welcoming environment—free of the constraints of treatment, family responsibility, and financial concerns—helps women take charge of their own wellness.
We focus on quality of life issues.
The retreat program is designed to help women participate at their own pace, take time to care for themselves, engage in self-exploration, and acquire the mastery of new, fun skills—helpful tools when women return to the demands of their day-to-day lives.
We expand support and create new opportunities for survivors.
Whether women are undergoing treatment, or are ten years beyond it, participants find that they share a common bond, can help each other address issues that arise post-treatment, and share an inspiration that often goes beyond what is available to them in their everyday lives.