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Bainbridge Island, Wash. (February 3, 2016) – Sage Manufacturing, the industry leading fly rod and reel manufacturer, and line, leader, tippet manufacturer, RIO Products, continued partnership with non-profit Casting for Recovery (CfR) and had an another amazing year in 2015. Through a portion of sales from Sage’s GRACE Outfit and RIO’s custom RIO Gold pink line as well as company matching on each, CfR will receive $17,500 in funding to support their mission to educate an inspire women with breast cancer.
Casting for Recovery strives to enhance the life of women with breast cancer through a program combining health education and the sport of fly fishing. Free retreats allow women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature all while learning to fly fish.
“Our partnership with Sage and RIO allow CfR to bring more women to our retreats at no cost,” says Whitney Milhoan, executive director of CfR. “Since the beginning of our partnership in 2013, we have brought nearly 50 women fly fishing thanks to these generous donations.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about this program and the opportunities it allows CfR to create for women in any stage of breast cancer,” comments Sage and RIO vice president of marketing Tag Kleiner. “We really need to thank the entire fly fishing community. Their support of the GRACE Outfit and RIO Gold line allows us to be proud of this partnership and the opportunities it provides these women. We are looking forward to the continued alliance and donating even more in 2016.”
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind—to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. From the start, Sage has maintained that singular focus on delivering the finest performance fly fishing rods, reels, and equipment to the avid angler. We are a company of passionate anglers and craftsmen, continually seeking performance advantages through new materials, designs, and engagement with the fly fishing community. We fly fish. You can feel our passion for fly fishing in everything we do. For more information, please visit www.sageflyfish.com Connect with us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Google+ and Vimeo.
About Casting for Recovery®:
(CfR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer by providing free retreats to promote and support mental and physical healing. Casting for Recovery’s program combines counseling, medical information, and the therapeutic sport of fly-fishing. Retreats are offered at no cost to women at any age and any stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery.