ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: (802) 362-9181 Whitney.Milhoan@castingforrecovery.org


ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery announces success of ORVIS matching grant campaign Manchester, VT— May 28, 2015Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer is announcing the tremendous success of a matching grant campaign with national sponsor, The Orvis Company. Orvis pledged $10,000 to match donations in support of Casting for Recovery’s 2015 retreat season. “We were blown away by the response to the Orvis match,” says Casting for Recovery Executive Director, Whitney Milhoan, “Our supporters really rose to the challenge, and we exceeded our $10,000 goal in just a few days, raising over $31,000 to support our 2015 program season. As our longest-standing sponsor, Orvis continues to give generously to ensure we’re able to continue serving breast cancer survivors, introducing them to the healing properties of fly fishing.” The funds raised will be directly applied to CfR’s fly fishing retreats for breast cancer survivors. Fifteen different retreats will benefit from campaign donations, serving women in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont/New Hampshire, Wyoming and New York. “This campaign made a huge impact for us this year,” says Milhoan, “This is the second year our friends at ORVIS have given us the opportunity to do a donation match, and it’s an incredible way to kick-off our 2015 retreat season.” “We are so grateful to all the supporters who have helped Casting for Recovery reach this outstanding fundraising goal,” said Bill Eyre, Orvis Director of Branding and Corporate Marketing. “We are a big believer in these retreats and thank Casting for Recovery and the many volunteers who help make them happen.” In 2015, CfR will host 40 retreats in 36 states and has served more than 7,000 women to date. To learn more, apply for a retreat, volunteer or donate, visit http://castingforrecovery.org. About Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1996 by two women—a breast reconstructive surgeon and a professional fly fisher.  CfR’s unique program 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. CfR’s retreats are open to breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants.  About The Orvis Company: Orvis is the founding sponsor of Casting for Recovery, supporting CfR retreats for twenty years. Founded in 1856, Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., including its Flagship store in Manchester, VT; and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide.  The oldest continuously operating catalog company in the country, Orvis is the premier outfitter of outdoor adventures.  A leading corporate steward for the environment, Orvis contributes 5% of its pre-tax profits to protect nature, support communities and advance canine health and well-being.  Learn more at www.orvis.com.


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