CASTING FOR RECOVERY WELCOMES NEW NATIONAL SPONSOR
Manchester, VT, January 15, 2009: Casting for Recovery (CFR), a support and educational organization for breast cancer survivors, is pleased to announce that Albright Tackle, LLC, of Jericho, New York (www.albrighttackle.com) has signed on as a 2009 national corporate sponsor.
Michael Kahn, owner of Albright Tackle, who joined the CFR Board of Trustees in 2008, emphasizes his strong belief in the CFR mission: “While there are many worthwhile causes, Casting for Recovery is unique in that it uses fly-fishing as a healing tool. We ALL have been affected either directly or indirectly by breast cancer, and to those involved as participants CFR is one of the most life-affirming, healing, and heart-warming experiences possible! CFR’s motto is “To Fish is to Hope”—and the program brings new hope to every woman served.”
About Casting for Recovery: Casting for Recovery retreats incorporate counseling, educational services and fly fishing to promote physical and mental healing. Casting for Recovery provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly-fishing, “a sport for life”. Since 1996 CFR has served almost 3,500 breast cancer survivors, with the help of 1,000 volunteers, in retreats that provide emotional and medical support and teach new skills through catch-and-release fly fishing. In 2009 43 retreats are scheduled in 28 states, serving women across the country.
Casting for Recovery retreat programs are offered at no cost to the participants. Numerous medical and psychosocial professionals and institutions consider Casting for Recovery one of the leading programs providing support for women with breast cancer. Retreats are also held in Canada and the United Kingdom through sister organizations, Casting for Recovery-Canada and Casting for Recovery-UK/Ireland.