7th Annual Turning Leaf Tour
EVENT DATE: Oct 16, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 31, 2016
CNS Y-12 Presents Casting for Recovery's 7th Annual Turning Leaf Tour.
Our annual bicycle ride serves as Casting for Recovery, East Tennessee Program's main fundraiser each year to provide a "Quality of Life" weekend retreat for women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Casting for Recovery strives to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. Casting for Recovery’s retreats are open to breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants.
The concept of Casting for Recovery is unique. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis, and a new outlet .
"I can still remember the laughter and tears I shared with my fellow breast cancer survivors...but mostly the laughter. Learning how to fly fish was a wonderful experience; I've even continued to try my hand at it. I cannot say enough about the caring and compassionate staff.” — Arlene (Past Participant)