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Casting for Recovery is proud to announce that in its mission to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors it has partnered with WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment, destination, and digital resource for 46 million anglers throughout North America.


To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WFN is helping to generate awareness about Casting for Recovery's leading national retreat program to its audience throughout North America by turning its website pink for the week of Oct. 15 - 21. By promoting the mission of Casting for Recovery, WFN is highlighting the fact that the fishing community is actively engaged in supporting breast cancer survivors after diagnosis and treatment.

"October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and WFN is proud to partner with Casting for Recovery and aid in their mission to provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by this disease to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing at no cost to them," said Pam Stinson, Senior Director of Marketing for WFN. "We encourage our viewers to visit Casting for Recovery online, watch their videos and consider donating to this worthwhile cause not only during the month of October, but throughout the entire year."

Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont by a breast cancer reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Benita Walton, and a professional fly fisher, Gwenn Perkins. The program grants breast cancer survivors the opportunity to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe and nurturing structure. Founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force, Casting for Recovery has received endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts for its innovative healing program model.

For 17 years, Casting for Recovery has been a national leader in providing opportunities for breast cancer survivors to enhance their quality of life. Its visionary program model, with a focus on survivorship issues, was developed long before those of other cancer recovery organizations. Their unique 2½ day retreats around the U.S. provide life-changing opportunities at no cost to women at any age and stage of breast cancer, helping them to adjust to new realities in their lives. 

In 2012, over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and currently, 2.5 million women live as survivors. Though the numbers of younger women being diagnosed are increasing, 80% of these women will be alive ten years post-diagnosis, thanks to education about screening, self-care, and rapid advances in medical science.

These encouraging statistics have dramatically increased national interest in understanding how to improve the long-term quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The term "Quality of Life" is a phrase used to describe total well-being, which includes the emotional, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of life, and it has become an important concern in chronic disease management. 


About Casting for Recovery

Since 1996, CFR has served over 5,500 breast cancer survivors, with the help of over 1,500 volunteers, in retreats that provide emotional and medical support and teach new skills through catch-and-release fly fishing. In 2012, 44 retreats are scheduled across the United States in 32 states.

Casting for Recovery retreat programs are offered at no cost to the participants. Casting for Recovery is supported by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Its leading national sponsor is The Hartford and other national sponsors include L.L.Bean, Under Armour®, SmartWool, and Sisters on the Fly. Casting for Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information about the Casting for Recovery program, please call: 802-362-9181 or visit www.castingforrecovery.org.



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