Breast cancer patients learn fly-fishing with Casting for Recovery New Mexico. Courtesy photo
Casting for Recovery New Mexico, led by an all-volunteer team, began in 2010 with a retreat at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron.
Fourteen women are selected via a random lottery to attend each retreat. Any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis and resides in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle or the Colorado San Luis Valley is eligible to apply.
This year’s retreat is Sept. 23-25 at The Retreat at Angel Fire in Angel Fire. Retreat participants stay in fully furnished cabins, which are nestled among the pines and aspens so all of guests enjoy privacy, serenity, and the beauty of nature.
Breast cancer retreats take women out of the clinical setting and into nature, where they can relax, share their cancer experience with other survivors, and learn the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Retreats also include counseling and medical education and are provided at no cost to the participants. The deadline to apply is July 15.
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