San Antonio, TX – Casting for Recovery (CFR), a national nonprofit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer, will hold a weekend retreat at Joshua Creek Ranch in the Hill Country outside of Boerne, Texas, April 13-15, 2012. This retreat is open to women of all ages and in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery who live in Texas and is offered at no cost to the participants.
The CFR program is unique in that the curriculum incorporates the elements of fly fishing to promote physical and mental healing. It is an opportunity to experience a true respite from familiar surroundings and everyday routines. The casting motion provides a gentle exercise for joint and soft tissue stretching. Fly fishing provides stress relief and promotes a sense of calm, while the social interactions offer women a chance to share, laugh, and rejuvenate.
Since 1996, CFR has served over 4,500 breast cancer survivors nationwide, with the help of 1,500 medical, psychosocial, fly fishing, and alumni volunteers. The Texas Program of Casting for Recovery has been providing retreats for Texas breast cancer survivors since 2005. Casting for Recovery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Support for this program is received from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Trout Unlimited, Texas Women Fly Fishers, and many individuals and organizations. Their leading national sponsor is The Hartford. National sponsors include L.L. Bean, SmartWool, and Under Armour.
Joshua Creek Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is nestled on an isolated stretch of the pristine Guadalupe River just 40 minutes Northwest of San Antonio International Airport. The ranch’s diverse terrain, including Texas prairie grasses, high bluffs that present a dramatic backdrop to crystal clear Joshua Creek, and magnificent, ancient oaks create a perfect environment for fly fishing and the best quail hunting in Texas, with the added bonus of pheasant and partridge. Enthusiasts enjoy fly fishing for trout and gunning on three different automatic, state-of-the art clay-shooting scenarios. There’s trophy Axis deer hunting year-round and whitetail and turkey hunting in season. Gourmet dining and lodging with spectacular views top off the ultimate outdoor experience. Joshua Creek Ranch is celebrating 22 years as a superior hunting and wingshooting lodge and is the only Texas recipient of the prestigious Beretta Two Trident Designation for excellence in upland bird hunting.
For more information contact:
Susan Gaetz, 512-940-0246