UPDATE: For the 2021 retreat season, CfR is requiring all volunteers and participants to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to submit proof of their completed vaccination at least two weeks prior to the start of the retreat. This allows us to provide the safest experience possible for all who attend. Additional safety protocols at the retreat may include some of the following: face coverings, physical distancing and regular surface sanitization.

Safety instructions specific to your retreat and location, including what to bring, will be sent to attendees in advance of the retreat. Retreat activities will be conducted outside as much as possible. CfR will continue to update its safety procedures in accordance with the most current CDC guidelines relative to vaccines, transmission, and testing. Local health requirements (i.e. number of people who can congregate, etc.) will be adhered to as well.

We realize this decision means that some people cannot participate this year. The pandemic has created so many less than ideal situations. For this year, requiring the vaccine is the most effective way we can hold retreats and serve the most women safely. We sincerely hope that in 2022 all women with a breast cancer diagnosis can apply to attend a CfR retreat and we won’t have to make such difficult decisions.

Thank you!

Who May Apply

  • Any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis (any stage of treatment or recovery) may apply.

  • At this time retreats may only be attended once so we may serve as many women as possible.

  • Casting for Recovery strives to reduce barriers to access. We will do our best to accommodate any special needs you might have including diet, mobility issues, etc.

    Commitment: Casting for Recovery recognizes and embraces the full spectrum of diversity within all of our communities. CfR’s board, staff and volunteers invite all voices to be heard, and treat respectfully all who reach out to CfR, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, ability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geography. CfR is committed to an organizational culture that builds respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem.

Where You May Apply

Where a woman can apply depends on where she lives. To find your retreat:

Click on the state (or region of that state) below where you live, which will bring you to a page with more information. Choose the retreat that is in your state or that is closest to where you live (see map below). Applications may not be submitted to more than one retreat location. If you missed the deadline for the retreat that is closest to where you live, we encourage you to apply next year.

Selections: The random selections are typically made within ten days of the application deadline, and all women are notified of their status. The deadline to apply for each retreat can be found on its application.

* Please check the application for additional instructions specific to that retreat.

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