10th Annual Past Presidents’ Charity Tournament – Golf
NARPM® Past Presidents’ 2018 Charity Fundraiser
Helps Casting for Recovery
Past President Vickie Gaskill, MPM® RMP®, has chosen Casting for Recovery as NARPM®’s 2018 Past Presidents’ Charity. Vickie is a breast cancer survivor as are so many of our NARPM® buddies. In 2013, she had the opportunity to participate in a retreat program where she interacted for the first time with other survivors learning the art of fly casting and fly tying. The experience was a “lifetime” event.
The mission of Casting for Recovery (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Casting for Recovery serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants.
On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting can be good therapy for the upper body as a way to encourage increased mobility for women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers.