Casting for Recovery is a Pinkwell finalist in $1 million challenge

Posted Oct. 19, 2011, at 3:14 p.m.

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Casting for Recovery has announced it has been named a finalist in the Pink Well Challenge, a fundraising effort by The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that is offering $1 million in matching grants to organizations engaged in breast cancer research, prevention, treatment and patient support throughout the U.S.

As one of the 30 finalists, Casting for Recovery will now begin raising $45,000 that will be matched by the foundation.

Casting for Recovery is a survivorship organization that provides opportunities for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in beautiful, natural settings at retreats that incorporate counseling, educational services, and the fun, new sport of fly fishing to promote physical and mental healing. www.castingforrecovery.org.

Since 1996, CFR has served nearly 5,000 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 2011, 47 retreats were held across the United States, serving women around 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.

Casting for Recovery is supported by 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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