The mission of Casting for Recovery (CfR) is to enhance the lives of survivors and thrivers of breast cancer through wellness retreats that connect women to each other and nature using the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, and providing oncology medical and psychosocial support – all at no cost to the participants!

Our Curriculum Focus & Values:

Empowering Women

Our innovative retreat model, hailed as “life changing,” empowers women and cultivates confidence through learning something new in the outdoors.

Mental Health & Wellness

Retreats feature the presence of medical oncology and psychosocial professionals, providing one-on-one and group support throughout the duration of the event.


Set amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, our retreats prioritize environmental stewardship, teaching proper fish handling, catch & release principles, and sustainability.

Our Impact

60 Retreats

each year serving over 800 women from all 50 states.

1800 Volunteers

including alumnae, medical oncology and psychosocial professionals, and fly fishing guides.

70% of Participants

have never attended a support group.

Since 1996

For nearly 30 years, Casting for Recovery has provided healing fly fishing retreats serving more than 12,000 women.

In 2024, Casting for Recovery will host 60 retreats nationwide. Help us make an impact.

Fueled by more than 1800 Volunteers

There are 50+ programs nationwide, powered by a team of medical oncology, psychosocial, fly fishing guides and alumnae. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please reach out below.

Our Partners

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