Bitterroot Valley

Program Coordinators:

Diane Sears

Dana Chambers

Participants and staff at the 2016 CfR Washington breast cancer retreat!

As more and more women survive breast cancer, the need to provide continued support and education is essential. The goal of Casting for Recovery-Washington is to focus on wellness and empowerment of women in any stage of breast cancer. We do this by teaching women the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, a sport for life.

Through the weekend retreats, survivors learn the sport of fly fishing in conjunction with receiving breast cancer education and peer support. Each aspect of the program is implemented by accomplished volunteer fly-fishing instructors and trained volunteer medical and psychosocial facilitators.

The weekend retreat is offered at no cost to the participants, and is provided to women who reside in Washington, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery. Participants are selected at random and will be notified of their application status once the selection process is completed.

2018 Retreat Calendar

October 5-7, 2018
*Apply by July 27, 2018
Canyon River Ranch 


Saturday December 2nd at 2:00PM CfR  WA 2018 Planning Meeting – Items on agenda include: Discussing next years retreat, volunteer opportunities as well as where we are at on our fundraising! If you are interested in Volunteer opportunities please plan to attend and bring your ideas and questions. Please plan to join us at Diane Sears home in Renton if interested and to RSVP please contact Diane Sears at 425-614-9229.

Feb. 17-18, 2018, Lynnwood, WAWA - FFshow logo
A show for anglers of all ages and abilities. Exhibitors include, fly tiers, authors, as well as an array of special programs.


Thrivent Financial and Choice Dollars
New Opportunity to Support CfR!THrivent logo
We are pleased to announce that Casting for Recovery is now eligible to receive funding through Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice® program.

By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members can recommend Casting for Recovery for charitable grant funding from Thrivent. If you are an eligible member, please consider Casting for Recovery when directing your Choice Dollars. The CfR WA Program will use Thrivent Choice grant funding to provide two-and-a-half day retreats at no cost to women at any age and in any stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery. Thank you for supporting Casting for Recovery!


Support CfR WA by Grocery Shopping!
Fred Meyers Community Rewards
If you purchase items from Fred Meyer grocery stores, the Washington Program will earn donations every time you shop!   Simply LINK your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Casting for Recovery in Washington (#88213).  If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can get one at any Fred Meyer’s store. Tell your friends and family to link their Rewards Cards as well. It’s an easy way to support the CfR Washington Program and women surviving breast cancer.

WA, ID and OR - Fred Meyer logo




Catch us on NBC Nightly News and The TODAY Show! Casting for Recovery was proud to be featured in these national segments in August and October, 2015.

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!

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