Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, by a breast reconstruction surgeon and professional fly fisher. Awarded 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1998, Casting for Recovery’s innovative program focuses on improving quality of life for women with breast cancer, and has garnered endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts nationwide.
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. CfR serves women of all ages, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery.
The Iowa Retreat
CfR currently offers 60 retreats across the country, serving 800+ women each year. To date 8,000+ women have been served.
The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a member of the Iowa Hospital Association, which is a founding sponsor of Casting for Recovery in Iowa. The 2018 Iowa CfR Retreat will be held Oct. 19-21, 2018, at Ewalu’s Stone Retreat Center in Strawberry Point, Iowa.
Iowa women of any age at any stage of treatment or recovery from breast cancer are eligible to apply to attend this retreat. The 2.5 day retreat is provided at NO COST to participants.