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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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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Tucked against the awe-inspiring Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole is one of the country’s top adventure destinations. The sheer beauty…
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With our peak program season currently underway, we invite you to support our life-changing outdoor adventure experiences for young adults impacted by cancer. Your support will help extend the healing power of adventure to more than 1200 participants in 2017!

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The 80s Ski Party

The First Descents 80s Ski Party is the raddest, most excellent party in the Front Range. On October 13th, 2017, all those who dare to relive the greatest decade of ski wear will unite to celebrate skiing primarily, the 80's of course and fundraise for First Descents. With the purchase of a ticket, patrons will receive free beer and pizza…

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FD Brooklyn Bash

Join us for the first ever First Descents Brooklyn Bash Fundraiser on September 18th! The First Descents NYC Tributary invites you to raise a glass to celebrate our local adventure community! All proceeds from this amazing night will directly benefit the local programming provided by First Descents to our ever growing alumni community. Enjoy unlimited batched cocktails and high balls…