Temple Fork Outfitters donates rods and reels to U.S. Casting for Recovery Programs

CFR has served over 4,500 breast cancer survivors, with the help of over 1,500 volunteers

Manchester, Vermont - Casting for Recovery is pleased to announce that Temple Fork Outfitters has donated 32 new fly rod-and-reel sets for use in CFR's healing retreats that are held across the country. Their 2-pc. 5 wt. 8'6" rods and pink Mayfly reels will greatly enhance CFR's ability to meet the needs of its growing service to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer as it plans to hold 50 retreats in 34 states in 2012. Lori Simon, Executive Director of Casting for Recovery, praises Temple Fork Outfitters' generosity.

"Temple Fork Outfitters' support is a wonderful boost to our ability to meet the continuing increased demand for our program. Their recent donation of 32 fly rods and reels will enable us to continue to offer high-quality equipment to our participants as they learn the fun, new sport of fly fishing. With more retreats scheduled than ever before, we had a need for more equipment and upon learning this, TFO immediately stepped up to the plate, for which we are so grateful."

"We are fortunate to be in a position to help CFR and to provide some positive distraction from the courageous battles endured by its participants," says Rick Pope, President of TFO. "The rods and reels are less important than our love and respect for their cause."

Temple Fork Outfitters (http://www.templeforkflyrods.com has been a valued Merchandising Partner of Casting for Recovery since 2007, allocating $25 from sales of their "Recovery and Hope" fly rods to help fund new Casting for Recovery retreat programs retreats across the United States. About Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery is a survivorship organization that provides opportunities for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in beautiful, natural settings at retreats that incorporate counseling, educational services, and the fun, new sport of fly fishing to promote physical and mental healing. www.castingforrecovery.org

Since 1996, CFR has served over 4,500 breast cancer survivors, with the help of over 1,500 volunteers, in retreats that provide emotional and medical support and teach new skills through catch-and-release fly fishing. In 2011, 47 retreats are being held across the United States, serving women around the country. Casting for Recovery retreat programs are offered at no cost to the participants. Numerous medical and psychosocial professionals and institutions consider Casting for Recovery one of the leading programs providing support for women with breast cancer. Casting for Recovery is supported by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Its leading national sponsor is The Hartford and other national sponsors include L.L.Bean, Under Armour®, SmartWool, and Sisters on the Fly. Casting for Recovery is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information about the Casting for Recovery program, please call: 802-362-9181 or visit www.castingforrecovery.org