We are very proud to announce that the 2010 recipient of Trout Unlimited’s Coy C. Kaylor Conservation Award is Kerri Russell, Volunteer Program Coordinator of CFR-Arkansas! Here are some remarks from the TU Banquet presentation:
“In 2002, the Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited created the Coy C. Kaylor Conservation Award which is given at the annual Conservation Banquet and Fundraiser. This award is in recognition of an individual who has given their heart and soul through volunteer work for The Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited or other local coldwater conservation efforts.
As a breast cancer survivor, Kerri has volunteered countless hours to Casting for Recovery (CFR) – a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer using fly-fishing as a means to positively impact women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease. Kerri is particularly passionate and involved in CFR. Kerri organized the first Arkansas CFR program in 2004 and has done so annually ever since. She also serves as the Medical Facilitator for CFR programs in other states including Michigan, Alaska, and Tennessee. Through CFR she has helped bring fly-fishing – ‘a sport for life’ – into the lives of dozens of breast cancer survivors across the country.” For more information about CFR, see http://www.castingforrecovery.org/