First Casting for Recovery in South Carolina a success

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Congrats to Capt. Lanny Kraus for successfully leading the first Casting for Recovery Coastal South Carolina Retreat at Bray’s Island this past weekend. This was the first time a Casting for Recovery Retreat was held in the state since the national program was founded 15 years ago. It involved 14 women who are survivors of breast cancer in a two and a half day retreat to help them heal, both physically and spiritually.
The casting motion provides a gentle exercise for joint and soft tissue stretching. Fly fishing provides stress-relief and promotes a sense of calm, while the social interactions offer women a chance to share, laugh and rejuvenate.
The program combines counseling, medical information and fly fishing to build a focus on wellness and empowerment instead of illness. The two-and-a-half day retreats are offered at no cost to women at any stage and age of breast cancer treatment and recovery. Casting for Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Special thanks goes to the volunteer staff for the Casting for Recovery weekend: Marsha Graham, Starr Nolan, Simons Welter, Connie Duke, Cemo McConnell, Caroline Hassell, Sara Manucy, Linda Good, Martha Weeks, Sarah Galloway, Sherri Hightower and Audrey Graham.
The names of the fishing helpers for Sunday were Bryan Bowers, Jack Baggette, Lanny Kraus, Allan Crowther, Eric Brown, Alan Dechovitz, Steve Weeks, Scott Davis, Paul Puckett, Sarah Hyle, along with Bray’s Island staff members.
Special thanks to Perry Harvey, a Bray’s Island member and Yasmin McClenahan of Bray’s Island Realty who helped make this event possible.
Casting for Recovery Coastal SC is grateful to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Bray’s Island Realty, The Charleston Angler, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited, Maritime Events, Bay Street Outfitters, Saluda River Trout Unlimited, Coastal Community Foundation, Amanda McLenon and many individuals and organizations for their generous support for the Bray’s Island Retreat.
For more information, donations or to apply for a retreat, please contact Marsha Graham, Coastal SC Program Coordinator, Casting for Recovery at 843-856-9477 or 843-860-0475, marsha@mgaccountingsupport.com, or visit www.castingforrecovery.org