Sunday, August 29, 2010

08.29.10 Outing with Casting For Recovery

Today I had the pleasure of volunteering as a river helper with Casting For Recovery at their central New Jersey outing held at Holmdel Park. I was teamed up with cancer survivor Jennifer and we had a blast catching some sunnies and shooting the shit on a beautiful day on the lake. The CFR staff did a great job and the women said it was a great weekend. One of the guys who helped out also built all the rods the woman use, built the wooden fly boxes, and tied all the flies. Now that is a good guy. There was a sponsor who paid for the weekend for the woman including lodging and food, another group donated money towards next years outing, and a guy from our JSTU chapter donated the lunch, and, a river helper bought the coffee and donuts for the gang. A lot of giving from a lot of people for a great cause. In the end, the volunteers get back as much as the survivors, in spending an afternoon with such brave and special women who've endured so much and remain so positive.