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Join your local adventure community for two days of epic bike riding through the Virginia countryside! This program kicks off…
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Help Prescribe Adventure to young adults impacted by cancer earlier in their treatment journey. Medical centers and healthcare organizations nationwide are already working with First Descents (FD) to improve survivorship through adventure, physical activity, and peer connection. Join us by clicking learn more below!

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JOIN FIRST DESCENTS FOR TWO DAYS OF LUMBERJACK GAMES IN THE VAIL VALLEY

Man of the Cliff 2018

Man of the Cliff is a two-day community festival centered around rugged Lumberjack-style games and a benefit concert.  All funds raised support First Descents and their local adventure programs for young adults impacted by cancer.  Man of the Cliff welcomes more than 200 competitors and 3,000 attendees for a weekend of outdoor activities, live music, delicious food and drink, and…

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