Casting for Recovery presents: “Pink Pookie Spring Fling” on May 15th at Nordic Brew Works @6pm
Casting for Recovery (CfR)–a non-profit organization that offers therapeutic flyfishing retreats to women with breast cancer–announces its inaugural fundraising event in Bozeman for the Montana-Trailhead Country. The Wednesday, May 15 event–named “Pink Pookie Spring Fling” for the rubberized cricket pattern that actually catches trout!–will take place at Nordic Brew Works (just north of Sidewinders on the south-west side of Bozeman). From 6 until 9 in the evening, the event will include hors d’oeuvres; a silent auction featuring outdoor/fishing clothing, gear, and activities; a community pint night (CfR will receive one dollar for each pint purchased—thank you Nordic Brew Works!), and comments from one of last year’s Gallatin River participants.
Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that women with breast cancer deserve one weekend—free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace—to experience something new and challenging in a beautiful, safe environment. The two-and-a-half-day retreats provide opportunities for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a natural setting and address quality of life and survivorship issues with other women in similar circumstances. For over 20 years, more than 8,000 women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model that offers medical and emotional support through group discussion, and individualized attention to learn the basics of fly fishing. For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their treatment, the gentle motion of fly-casting—coupled with the rhythmic sounds and motion of rivers–can enhance their recovery and lifestyle. Ninety percent of participants have never attended a support group; yet nearly all alumnae find that CfR retreats offer inspiration, renewed energy for life, and healing connections with other women and nature.
Thanks to the generosity and support of people across Montana, two CfR retreats will be held this summer: June 7-9 at the Madison Valley Ranch in Ennis, and September 13-15
at Big Sky’s 320 Guest Ranch. Retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment, and recovery throughout the United States, as well as several foreign countries. Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool fisherperson, someone who knows a breast cancer survivor, or one who just enjoys a fun night out, consider joining others who wish to bring a life-changing weekend to those who’ve faced breast cancer. For tickets or reservations, visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/PinkPookieSpring2019, or call 406-544-6434. Also, visit https://castingforrecovery.org for more Casting for Recovery information.