CfR Contact:

Susan Gaetz
(512) 940-0246

Erika Michanowicz
(412) 863-6584

Retreat for Military Women with Breast Cancer

In Spring 2017, Casting for Recovery (CfR) teamed up with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) to hold a retreat exclusively for female veterans and active duty military women who have experienced breast cancer. Thirteen women, representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, at Harman’s Log Cabins in West Virginia to support one another and experience the peace and serenity of fly fishing.

For 2018, CfR will be holding two regional retreats for military women—veteran or active duty—who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. Medical and psychosocial sessions support women navigating issues related to their military and cancer experience, such as treatment options, side effects, PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and depression. Fly fishing serves as an outlet for coping with the challenges of these topics, and provides a simple, authentic connection with nature.

CfR retreats are provided at no cost to the participants, who are selected via a random lottery. All meals, lodging, supplies and equipment will be provided for attendees.

The July 13-15 retreat in Spruce Creek, PA, will serve military women from PA and adjacent states (DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV).

The Fall 2018 retreat in Jacksonville, FL, will serve military women from AL, FL, GA, MS, SC and NC. Please check back periodically for the retreat date, venue, and application deadline.

2018 Retreat Calendar

July 13-15, 2018
*Apply by June 1, 2018
Open to military women—veteran or active duty—who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, who live in PA and adjacent states: DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV, and D.C.
HomeWaters Club/River Village, Spruce Creek, PA

Autumn 2018 (date TBD)
*Please periodically check back for date and venue, or click on the bottom button below to be sent details when confirmed.
Open to military women who live in FL and AL, GA, MS, SC and NC.
Jacksonville, FL




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