The mission of Casting for Recovery® is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. Casting for Recovery serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants. www.castingforrecovery.org
Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer. Combining expert fly-fishing instruction with directed “courageous conversations”, the organization offers a unique experience for men coping with cancer, a time to share their stories; learn a new skill, form friendships and gain renewed hope as they confront the challenges of their recovery.
Retreats are conducted over a two-and-a-half day period at a fly-fishing facility/lodge with onsite or nearby fishing access. All meals, lodging and fly-fishing equipment are provided at no cost to the participants. Retreats are led by professional facilitators and expert fly-fishing instructors. A maximum of 12-14 men are invited to participate, to ensure the quality of the instruction and to create a powerful small-group dynamic
· Provide a safe, reflective environment for the participants to discuss their disease and recovery with other men with shared experiences, thereby providing support and information to help them in their recovery.
· Provide expert fly-fishing instruction that enables the participants to learn a new skill, form a healing connection with nature, and participate in a sport they can continue throughout their recovery and lifetime.
· Provide participants information about cancer-related resources, both in the local community and nationally to facilitate networking and enhanced management of their recovery.
If you would like to be a participant, volunteer, or make a donation please contact us.
Texas: 817-894-7832 Mike Emerson firstname.lastname@example.org www.texasreelrecovery.org
TEXAS SCHEDULED RETREATS :
SPRING 2017: Navasota, TX (Mar31-Apr2); Waring, TX (Apr7-9); Glen Rose, TX (May 5-7) FALL 2017: Waring, TX (Sept 24-26)(Veterans Only); Navasota, TX (Oct6-8); Glen Rose, TX(Oct 13-15)