CfR x Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Development & Communications Director
Casting for Recovery the proud recipient of $100,000 grant from longtime, national sponsor Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
BOZEMAN, Mont. —Casting for Recovery (CfR), a nonprofit organization offering fly fishing retreats across the country for women with breast cancer, is proud to share that they are a recent recipient of a $100,000 grant from longtime, national sponsor Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.
Upon being notified of this award, Casting for Recovery CEO Faye Nelson shared, “Casting for Recovery is incredibly proud to partner with The Outdoor Fund! This record-breaking gift enables CfR to continue supporting women across the nation with breast cancer as they connect with the outdoors and each other through our unique retreat model. Twenty-seven years ago, two women had the vision to create this experience and we are thrilled to have served over 11,500 women since then.”
For the past nine years, Casting for Recovery has been the beneficiary of this exciting partnership with Bass Pro and Cabela’s. Under the inspired leadership of Bass Pro founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund has prioritized support for national efforts that focus on Conserving Wildlife and Habitat, Connecting New Audiences to the Outdoors, Advocating for Access and Sportsmen’s Rights, and Supporting Military and Veterans. The Outdoor Fund is supported by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s hundreds of millions of passionate customers who round up their purchases in-store or online, united with the retailer’s dedicated team members and industry partners, to collectively share the future of the outdoors and all who love it for generations to come.
Women are underrepresented in the fly-fishing industry and most of CfR’s participants have had little to no prior experience with this form of outdoor activity. CfR’s unique program provides an opportunity for over 700 women every year to experience an authentic connection to the outdoors through the accessible medium of fly fishing. Women also have the opportunity to learn about fish habitat, tie flies, fish with an experienced angler, and receive education and information about conservation issues that allow them to truly engage as an active member of the outdoor community moving forward.
The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Since 1996, CfR has served more than 11,500 breast cancer survivors nationwide with the help of more than 1,800 volunteers, including medical and psychosocial professionals, fly fishing instructors and program alumnae.