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Programs ensure individualized care, medical attention and intimate experiences with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are offered free of cost to participants.


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Hood River, OR

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be five separate weeks of Hood River Whitewater Kayaking programs in 2018. Week 1: June 3rd – 9th…
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Are you a young adult impacted by cancer? Sign up today to experience the healing power of adventure! First Descents offers week long, local, and international adventures. Find out more about our program offerings and get started.

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A nation-wide day of climbing, community, and charity.

Climbathon 2018

Join First Descents Local Adventure Communities for a nation-wide day of climbing, community, and charity.  Your $30 donation will include all-day entry and equipment rentals at a locally partnering climbing gym.  Individuals who meet their $250 fundraising goal will sponsor one full day of adventure programming for a First Descents participant.  Join us! Who can participate?  Anyone!  First Descents alumni, friends, family members,…

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