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How It Works

How it Works

 

We’ll meet your patients where they’re at and find the program that’s right for them. Click below for more information on how we can partner with your team to reach young adults earlier in their cancer journeys.

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FAQ's

How much does it cost?

First Descents (FD) programs are free of cost for all adolescents and young adults (AYAs)
impacted by cancer. Additionally, we provide travel scholarships to individuals who cannot afford transportation to our program locations.

What is the age range for your programs?

First Descents programs are designed solely for young adults impacted by cancer. In order
to be eligible to attend a program, you must be diagnosed at age 15 or older and be between
the ages of (18-45).

What is the medical support system for participants at a program?

We have a trained medical professional at every program in addition to emergency response
plans specifically tailored to program locations.

Is experience necessary?

No, participants do not require any previous experience with our activities! We work with
extremely experienced outfitters to ensure expert instruction and adaptive programming.

Can participants still be in treatment?

Absolutely! We have plenty of participants who are still undergoing treatment. We require that all of our participants undergo a medical review by their physician and submit proper
forms before acceptance.

How many other AYAs will be at the program?

Our programs are capped between 12 and 15 participants to promote individual attention
and connectivity.

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