Hope on the Rise
“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”
– John Buchan
Hope on the Rise offers free weekend fly fishing retreats to women at any stage, and with any type of cancer. Our mission is to provide women cancer survivors an opportunity to join other women in learning to fly fish, while finding hope and healing in a safe, natural environment.
The magic began upon arrival and never stopped. The setting so beautiful it made me cry, a warm, kindly and knowledgeable HOTR staff, comforting accommodations, delicious meals, connecting and sharing with fellow survivors, smiles, hugs and joy all around…oh yeah! and there was fly fishing, casting, knot tying lessons, waders, boots and a deep immersion into the healing powers of the outdoors…fresh air, wooded paths, a lake, a river… restorative Nature everywhere!
I could not have imagined a more perfect experience…or how it would fortify me for months to come. Healing laughter, a time out, being present with so many strong and vibrant women…restored my spirit. I still draw strength from my weekend with the HOTR staff (and participants)…and have never met women more devoted to their cause and supportive of each other. This group is all heart all day long. I was healed from the inside out and I hope they are able to provide these amazing retreats for many more Cancer Survivors for many more years. Thank you Hope on the Rise…your gift to me, my soul and my family was immeasurable.
Cancer has affected all of us, whether as survivors ourselves, or because we have loved and lost family and friends to this terrible disease.
Hope on the Rise isn’t just about fly fishing; it’s about building a community, a support network, and sharing experiences both joyful and harrowing with people who can sympathize with your struggle, whatever it may currently be.