Casting for Recovery-Utah has held their retreats in Midway since it began. Women fish the Middle Fork of the Provo in the pristine and beautiful Heber Valley. A legendary location and fishery, the Provo provides a beautiful fishing experience. The Utah program is open to women from throughout the state.
CfR-Utah program seeks to enhance the quality of life of Utah breast cancer survivors by providing retreats that promote and support mental and physical healing. Our breast cancer retreats, provided at no cost to the women, combine medical information, counseling and instruction in the sport of fly-fishing.
Why fly fishing? On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic casting technique provides a therapeutic motion for joint and soft tissue stretching in areas where a woman may have had radiation or surgery. On emotional and psychosocial levels, women are given the opportunity to challenge themselves with a new activity in a safe environment, amongst a supportive group of peers.
With a focus on wellness and survivorship, our retreats allow women to create a unique support group in a beautiful, natural setting. In addition to learning to fly-fish, participants are provided with medical education and guided by trained facilitators to explore their own recovery process. CfR’s welcoming environment, free of the constraints of treatment, family responsibility, and financial concerns, helps women take charge of their own wellness.
Our 2017 retreat was wonderful with productive fishing on the Provo River!
Read “Women find Casting for Recovery Heals More Than Scars” in the Deseret News.
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