Manchester, Vermont. June 2, 2010
Casting for Recovery (CFR), a national, non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer, announces that it is has been named a designated Charity for the National 2010 Combined Federal Campaign Charity List. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for employees in the federal employment. CFCNCA is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. Through the collective contributions of nearly 150,000 civilian and military Federal employees, the campaign generated more than $62.7 million in pledges for participating local, national and international charities last year. Lori Simon, executive director of Casting for Recovery, says, “We are very proud of the designation by the Combined Federal Campaign Charity List. It will enhance our support base measurably.”
About Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery (CFR) is a national organization that supports women recovering from breast cancer through a program that combines fly-fishing, counseling, and medical information. Casting for Recovery’s two-and-a-half day retreats are offered at no cost to participants. Since 1996 CFR has served more than 4,000 breast cancer survivors, with the help of 1,500 volunteers. Fly-fishing may appear to be the topic of the day, but helping survivors is the underlying focus of all we do. A complete listing of retreat locations and service areas is featured at www.castingforrecovery.org.
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. CFR has also inspired independent programs serving women in New Zealand, Canada, and the U.K./Ireland.
Casting for Recovery is supported by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. CFR’s leading national sponsor is The Hartford (www.thehartford.com), a Fortune 100 company that is one of the nation’s largest financial services and insurance companies and a leading provider of investment products, life insurance and group benefits; automobile and homeowners products, and business property and casualty insurance; national support is also provided by Brookdale Senior Living – West Division (www.brookdaleliving.com), whose mission of enriching the lives of those they serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity is the source of their strong support for CFR; and Under Armour® (www.underarmour.com), a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories, whose “Power In Pink” program is an effort to help educate women about the important link between physical activity and winning the battle against breast cancer.
Casting for Recovery is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. To arrange for an interview with local volunteers, or for more information, call 802-362-9181. You can also visit our website, www.castingforrecovery.org
Casting for Recovery
3738 Main Street
PO Box 1123
Manchester, VT 05254