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Benefits of Partnering with Casting for Recovery 

CfR internationally has over 25 years of experience in developing and supporting one of the original “Quality of Life” programs for women recovering from breast cancer. The tested and replicable program model has been extremely successful and inspired international efforts in Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and now in the ACT. 

In the USA it was found that CfR participants experienced a statistically significant reduction in anxiety and other distress symptoms associated with recovery from breast cancer. 

CfR is Unique

CfR provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a natural setting to address quality of life and recovery issues with other women in similar circumstances. CfR accepts any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime and has had her treatment in the ACT - regardless of age or stage of recovery. Participants require a medical clearance. CfR facilitates the support of women during their recovery, which they report as being unique and helpful. 

The Need 

In 2022 over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Australia. This means one in eight women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Every day one woman in the ACT is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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What Casting for Recovery Participants Say 

“A CfR retreat, it's an amazing experience. You learn that you're not the only one dealing with this disease, but you learn it in a beautiful, peaceful setting, surrounded by wonderful, strong women. The best part is that you get the chance to experience a new skill that provides a challenge and hope to move forward. I've thought numerous times about standing in that stream with my river guide trying to cast my line to catch the elusive fish, and the sheer awesomeness of it all. And that gives me hope.” 

— Debbie, retreat participant

Ways You May Become a Sponsor

 Ways you may become a sponsor of Casting for Recovery are:

  • sponsor a participant - $ 1000

  • sponsor purchase of equipment - $ 500

  • sponsor embroidery of CfR logo on participants’ shirts - $ 300

  • sponsor purchase of clothing for participants - $ 250

  • sponsor hotel accommodation for a participant - $ 200

  • sponsor a CfR sunhat - $ 100

  • sponsor a pair of polaroid sunglasses for a participant - $ 100

Depending on the magnitude of the sponsorship offered, CfR can offer the following features on the CfR website, subject to and at the sole discretion of the Council of the ACT Fly Fishers Inc. :

  • Name listed under Major Sponsors with a link to company website

  • Name on Sponsorships Board at retreat

  • May provide company literature, exclusive merchandise or product samples for free in gift bag

  • Company logo recognized once under Sponsors on CfR website

  • Company name/logo on retreat program

  • Company logo on retreat name badges

  • Company logo displayed on CfR printed and promotional material

  • Opportunity to give a presentation to interested members of ACT Fly Fishers Inc

  • May use the CfR ACT logo on its website

  • Will have exclusive supply to CfR ACT in the product and/or service category, as specified by CfR ACT


Donations in kind are welcome, for example, items that may be auctioned or sold at cost at various CfR fund raising activities .


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