Casting for Recovery New Mexico, led by an all-volunteer team, began in 2010 with a retreat at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. Fourteen women are selected via a random lottery to attend each retreat. Any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis and resides in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle or the Colorado San Luis Valley is eligible to apply.
Our breast cancer retreats take women out of the clinical setting and into nature, where they can relax, share their cancer experience with other survivors, and learn the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Our retreats also include counseling and medical education and are provided at no cost to the participants.
The CfR New Mexico Program receives generous financial and volunteer support from many private individuals, fly-fishing clubs, businesses and foundations.
Angel Fire Community Foundation
The Angel Fire Community Foundation has supported the NM Program of Casting for Recovery for many years and just recently signed on for another year. The Foundation was founded in 1978 by a group of people who shared a common goal: To improve the quality of life of residents and visitors in the Moreno Valley.
All who donate to the Foundation work together to strengthen the community by strategically managing charitable giving to areas of community need. The Foundation has set up their charitable giving with CfR NM as a $6,000 matching fund. Our volunteers work hard throughout the year to raise funds to meet this generous match. We would like to acknowledge Stan Harrell of Angel Fire, who first suggested the idea of applying for a grant from the Foundation. We also want to thank everyone involved with the Community Foundation for their years of support. We are grateful for your continued partnership.
Donors, Sponsors & Supporters
We would be unable to hold our retreats without the generous support of many people who help us financially and as volunteers. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the following supporters: Angel Fire Community Foundation, Harrington Cancer Foundation, Sisters on the Fly, Blue Moon Eclectics, Hound Dog Events, Taos Lions Club, Kiwanis Club of Taos, Amarillo National Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Amarillo Affiliate, Trout Unlimited – San Luis Valley Chapter, Sandy and Joe Wood, and Don Oliver. Your generosity is making a real difference in the lives of women who have experienced breast cancer. On behalf of all the CfR New Mexico volunteers and especially the women we serve, thank you!
Philmont Scout Ranch & Express UU Bar Ranch
CfR New Mexico has held retreats at the Philmont Scout Ranch and the Express UU Bar Ranch. Both ranches are rich in natural beauty and located near Cimarron, NM in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico.
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base. It coves 137,000 acres (about 214 square miles) of rugged mountain wilderness.
Originally part of the Maxwell Land Grant, the largest land grant ever, the Express UU Bar is currently a privately-owned cattle ranch. The Philmont Scout Ranch borders the Express UU Bar and both ranches share much of the same history, as neighbors.
We are pleased to hold our retreats at such picturesque and historical locations. Many thanks to the owners and employees of both ranches for their hospitality and support!
Casting for Recovery relies on the enthusiasm and support of its loyal volunteers to plan and staff our retreats, as well as conduct fundraising events. Volunteering will enrich your life and the lives of others with new hope, new skills. Click HERE for an application!