Casting for Recovery (CfR), a national nonprofit organization providing free fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer, was honored last week as one of this year’s Everyday 100 from Mass General Cancer Center. Each year, 100 individuals and groups are honored — caregivers, researchers, philanthropists, advocates and volunteers from around the globe — whose commitment to the fight against cancer is inspiring.
“It was a privilege to be recognized,” says Whitney Milhoan, CfR Executive Director, “We’re so humbled to be part of such an inspiring and dedicated community.”
Casting for Recovery was nominated for its work as an advocate for women with breast cancer. This year, CfR will hold 55 retreats in 44 states, including new pilot programs serving female disabled military veterans, women of color including Native American women, and women with Stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer. Plans are already in the works for 2018 and beyond for more specialized program development to meet the diverse and changing needs of women with breast cancer.