STATE—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded grant funding to Casting for Recovery an organization that serves the entire North Jersey Affiliate nine-county service region of: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.
Casting for Recovery is a national support and education organization that provides weekend retreats that incorporate fly-fishing to promote physical and mental healing. The program is for women at any stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery.
Current Komen grant funding will be used to expand the New Jersey Program from one to two retreats at no cost for the women attending, as well as to develop an alumni program for past participants. For further information: 802-362-9181.
Seventy-five percent of net funds raised by the affiliate ($11.3 million since inception) stays within its service region for breast health education, screening, and treatment programs. The remaining twenty-five percent ($5.1 million since 1997) is directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program.
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