Support Oregon’s Casting for Recovery retreat — donate flies and fill this box!

Next month, the breast cancer awareness and support group Casting for Recovery is hosting the Confluence Films newest feature Rise at the David Minor Theater. For those of you unaware of CFR, here is a rundown of their work:

Casting for Recovery, founded in 1996, is a national non-profit support and educational program for breast cancer survivors. We enhance the lives of breast cancer survivors by offering no-cost retreats tailored to promote and support mental and physical healing through shared experiences and the learning of new skills. At the end of 2008 we have served 3,500 women through the delivery of 269 retreats, helped by over 1,000 volunteers nationwide.

Through 2½-day retreats, the sport of fly-fishing is used to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The effective balance between the physical benefits of the gentle exercise provided by fly-fishing and the counseling curriculum benefits women at any age and any stage of treatment or recovery. The program allows women to get away from their cancer, while providing support from the medical/psychosocial professionals present at every retreat.

Eugene’s women’s fly fishing club The Damselflies will be coordinating the event and all of the funds raised will fund the Southern Oregon Casting for Recovery Retreat held each year at the Big K Ranch in Elkton Oregon. As part of the fund raising effort, Kathy McCartney has built a beautiful and functional fly storage and display box and we need your help filling it!



Bring or mail your flies to the Caddis Fly Shop to help fill this box that will be raffled off. Please leave your name and address w/ your flies.

The movie will be December 10th at the David Minor Theater (across from Steelhead Brewery in Eugene) with 2 showings.

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Tickets will go on sale next week.

Women on the Fly and friends raise money each year to fund the 3 day retreat for 14 Oregon women who have experienced of breast cancer. For a breast cancer survivor to apply for the retreat, visit to fill out the application. Selections from the applicants are chosen randomly. To make a tax-deductible donation there will be brochures available with the information in the lobby at the David Minor Theater or send your check to Casting for Recovery, Southern Oregon Retreat, PO Box 1123, Manchester Vermont, 05254. Any amount is appreciated.

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5 Responses to Support Oregon’s Casting for Recovery retreat — donate flies and fill this box!

  1. Tony T says:

    Kathy, You can count me in for a couple dozen. Do you want Trout or Steelhead flies…or a combo?

  2. Kathy McCartney says:

    Whatever you’d like to tie, Tony. Everything is appreciated! Thanks so much.

  3. Great process to help survivors. Interesting mix fishing and Breast Cancer survivors.


  4. Lauren says:

    Are tickets available for the fly box raffle and where/when/for how much can I get those?

  5. Kathy McCartney says:

    After we get the box filled, hopefully by December 1st, the tickets will be for sale for $5.00 per ticket. More tickets you buy, the better your chances for winning this one-of-a-kind fly box. It is huge (12″ x 18″ x 3″ with 4 liftout top trays) and it is hand etched with a fly on the glass top. Some of our top local tiers are tying flies for this box and I know you will not be disappointed in the quantity and quality of the flies. You will put your name and phone number on the back of the ticket and the drawing will be held on December 12th just in time for Chrismas giving. You need not be present to win. I hope to do ticket sales and the drawing at the Caddis Fly but need to run it by Chris first as he has been out of town. I will keep you posted when and where you will be able to buy tickets. All proceeds will go to Casting for Recovery to fund the Southern Oregon retreat at the Big K Ranch in Elkton, Oregon.

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