Thriving With Cancer in Nature

In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. The chances of surviving cancer are greater than ever before—but what if you want to do more than survive? What if you want to thrive?

Join four SHIFT Award Official Selections for a casting clinic that doubles as a forum on the various ways their organizations are helping those with cancer thrive through nature contact.


  • Stan Golub, Executive Director, Reel Recovery. Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly fishing retreats for men living with all forms of cancer.
  • Megan Pischke, Wellness and Marketing Manager, Boarding 4 Breast Cancer. Boarding 4 Breast Cancer is a youth-focused breast cancer education + prevention foundation that advocates for early detection and a healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyle.
  • Lise Lozelle, Marketing Director, Casting for Recovery. Casting for Recovery provides free fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer.
  • Ryan O’Donoghue, Executive Director, First Descents. First Descents is a national organization that provides adventure experiences for young cancer patients and survivors between the age of 18 and 39.


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