Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group Supports Casting For Recovery Wyoming
As many of you know, we have been volunteers with an organization called Casting for Recovery (CFR) for the last few years. CFR hosts retreats for survivors of breast cancer which allows participants to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. Rick and I have been involved with the organization in NC/SC. Mary has agreed to be the Program Coordinator (with Rick as her able-bodied and ever-willing assistant) for the first CFR retreat to be held in Wyoming.
It will be August 12-14, 2011 at the Absaroka Ranch near Dubois. CFR retreats are staffed by trained counselors and facilitators, including a psycho-social therapist, a health care professional as well as fly-fishing instructors and river helpers. Just as importantly, the retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, network, and have fun.
About the Casting For Recovery Wyoming Retreat
Our two-and-a-half day retreats are offered at no cost to women of any age at any stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery. We are actively working several aspects of the retreat (volunteers, logistics, funding, etc). CFR believes in its mission of providing women with powerful tools for healing at no expense to them. For this reason, we are reaching out and asking you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Casting for Recovery Wyoming Retreat. We have a goal of raising $14,000 before August.
Here is the link to the online CFR donation site. Please be sure to use the drop-down menu under Designation to select “Specific Retreat program” then enter Wyoming in the “Specific Retreat Name.” This will assure that the funds are directed to the retreat in Wyoming this summer instead of the general funds. If you want to write a check or send your donation via regular mail, please download the CFR (PDF) form. You can print the form and mail it to the National CFR Office address which is on the form. Please indicate Wyoming in the “For the following retreat” section.
Casting For Recovery will host retreats this year in 34 states. If you are interested in a retreat as a participant or as a volunteer, please follow this link to learn about CFR Retreats in your State. Feel free to share this information with friends who may be interested in participating or volunteering with one of the retreats.
The New York Times did an article about CFR last fall.
Here you can read the news article from Cody Enterprises about the Dubois WY Casting for Recovery Event 2011
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you, Mary and Rick
Casting for Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Download the pdf application for the retreat here.