Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne will host a group of special visitors this weekend.
Casting for Recovery, a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer, will hold a weekend retreat at Joshua Creek Ranch outside of Boerne, in the Hill Country on April 13-15.
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 non-profit 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.