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Casting for Recovery (CFR), a national non-profit organization, provides weekend support and educational retreats specifically tailored for women who have or have had breast cancer.

CFR retreats are provided at no cost to the participants.  The retreat curriculum combines instruction in the basics of fly fishing with breast cancer education and support, a unique approach which promotes physical and mental healing. 

CFR's 2 1/2 day retreat program instructs women in fly-fishing's gentle casting techniques, which provide therapeutic motion for joint and soft tissue stretching of those areas affected by surgery and/or radiation.  Through classroom session, group discussions and in-service presentations, the focus is on wellness, education, and empowerment in their own survivorship, while providing the participant with a true retreat - a respite from familiar surroundings and everyday routines.

CFR retreats are appropriate for women of all ages and at all stages of treatment and recovery. Dr Susan Love, author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, states:

". . . CFR is one of the best programs for breast cancer survivors that I know."


2019 East Tennessee Retreat Application

April 12-14, 2019

Deadline for Application:  February 8, 2019
Buckhorn Inn
Gatlinburg, TN

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Good luck with your event. I won't be able to be there--noon on Sunday is really a tough time for the people that I ride with. Most of them attend church and cannot be there by noon. What was the thought behind a noon start? I must say, I think it will really hurt your attendance.

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Black

I fully understand your Sunday concerns with church, but with the time of year we must take into account the amount of daylight time and the lengths of our rides. Cycling in very shaded areas can be dangerous and we wanted to ensure we had plenty of time for those who were participating in our long route. All cyclists were able to check in by 5p, which was our goal. We were fortunate to have 101 cyclists for our first year - I hope you are able to make next years event.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTo Joe Black

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