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First Descents provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18 - 39) impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

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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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Crested Butte, CO

First Descents is excited to offer our first ever skiing program, geared specifically towards beginners! Crested Butte Mountain offers some…
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Kick off your New Year by joining the Out Living It Project and fundraising for First Descents. There is no better time to take on a new challenge and help bring the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and MS. Start an Out Living It Project and add special meaning to your next adventure or event by raising funds and awareness for First Descents.

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Help Prescribe Adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions 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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Are you a young adult impacted by cancer or MS? 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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