Casting for Recovery Receives $75k from Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for Program Expansion
Austin, TX —February 9, 2017—Casting for Recovery (CfR), a national nonprofit organization providing no cost fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer, announces a $75,000 grant from Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. In its third year as a National Sponsor, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund has provided a grant to help sustain CfR’s current programming nationwide, plus support expansion efforts in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. CfR will host two regional programs in the Southeast catered toward underserved women: one in Nauvoo, AL, September 2017, and another in Loranger, LA, October 2017. Grant funds will also help provide a new program exclusively for Native American women with breast cancer in Oklahoma in October 2017.
“Breast cancer impacts real women–our friends, neighbors and sisters. It doesn’t care about age, income, or skin color,” says executive director, Whitney Milhoan. “We recognize that many women lack critical support and resources, and we’re so grateful to Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for standing behind our efforts to provide healing outdoor experiences for these women.”
In 2017, Casting for Recovery will provide 55 retreats across the country, serving nearly 800 women. Women of any age and any stage of breast cancer treatment or recovery are eligible to apply. Retreats are provided at no cost to the participants.
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants. To learn more visit: www.castingforrecovery.org
The Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to the promotion of conservation and of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and other outdoor sporting and recreational activities.
To learn more visit: http://www.cabelas.com/category/Outdoor-Fund/