Casting for Recovery - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As most of y'all know, October is breast cancer awareness month. It's uncommon these days to not know someone that's been affected by breast cancer because it's the most common cancer among women and it's the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women according to the CDC.
Our happy little gym is over 70% women so this cause hits especially close to home! Most breast cancer donations go to research and treatment but since our mission is to help people develop the strength and mobility to do all the things in life that make them happy, we wanted to find a charity that connects women on the other side of the treatment equation so we've partnered up with Casting for Recovery Texas! This is a 501c3 organization that provides fishing retreats in the beautiful Texas Hill country!
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life for women with breast cancer through a unique program that 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 women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.
WOW! Is this not perfect for a Texas woman or what!? I love the idea of adding physical activity to the therapy equation and since we're a gym, this seemed like a great opportunity to bring awareness about this great charity organization.
... but we're going to go one step further than just making you aware of Casting for Recovery! Every month we do a "Product Spotlight" for one of the products we carry from the Driven Nutrition line of supplements. This is normally accompanied by a week long promotional discount but this month, we're going to donate that savings to Casting for Recovery!
So, for the ENTIRE month of October our product spotlight will be the Driven Nutrition PostWOD Recovery and for every canister purchased, we'll donate $10 to Casting for Recovery Texas. There is no limit!
What a fitting combo... Casting for cancer recovery and PostWOD for exercise recovery!
Snag a BIG 2.7 lb canister of PostWOD (enough to fuel over a MONTH of workouts) for only $54.99 during the month of October in one of three great flavors:
Chocolate Peanut Butter
.. and check back at the end of the month to see how much we raised! We have limited stock but we'll have a pre-order sheet in the gym OR you may call us direct to place an order at 281.940.9859.
Thanks for checking in and keep a look out at the end of the month for the final donation results from our promo!