Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, by a breast cancer reconstructive surgeon and a professional fly fisher (Gwenn Perkins Bogart and Dr. Benita Walton). Casting for Recovery’s innovative program focuses on breast cancer survivorship and improving quality of life, and has garnered endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts.
- Awarded 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1998, Casting for Recovery has inspired international efforts in Canada, UK/Ireland and New Zealand.
- To date, Casting for Recovery has conducted more than 500 retreats, serving nearly 7,000 women nationwide.
- In 2014, they held 42 retreats in 36 states, serving 600 women.