Paint the Delaware Pink

September 20-22, 2024

Delaware River Club
Starlight, PA

My name is Beth Zmijewski, and I am a breast cancer survivor and avid fisherman. Hooked on Hope, Paint the Delaware Pink is a retreat providing women who have battled through breast cancer a chance to experience fly fishing on the Delaware River. The women are all novices to fly fishing. We will be teaching them the basics of casting, tying, and fishing. Most importantly, we will be giving them the opportunity to experience the healing that a river and nature can bring.

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Diane’s Experience

“It was the summer of 2018 and little did I know, my life was about to drastically change. My husband and I had just moved from central New Jersey to beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania. We were spending all our free time exploring the woods, relaxing in the lake, or floating down the river. Then, suddenly at the young age of 32, I found a lump in my breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer. We went from hiking mountains and kayaking, to endless doctor appointments and a roller coaster of emotions...”

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Sponsored by:

Loon Outdoors
Dr Slick
Miss Mayfly
Sok It
Delaware Valley Womens Fly Fishing Association
Pumpkinseed Chainstitch
Calabrese's Barber Shop
Bonesaw Brewing


Paint The Delaware Pink is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.