Out Living It Day | Saturday, July 27

Save the date and help us celebrate Out Living It Day on Saturday, July 27! Join a community adventure in your hometown and consider making a small donation to help us raise $25k to fuel adventure for others.



Maggie Johnson

Having grown up rock climbing, sailing, and running around barefoot on the Maine coast, I was obsessed with the outdoors from day one. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2018, I moved to California to run outdoor education programming across the state, where I was fulfilling a dream to explore the natural world with young people who might just get hooked on being outside themselves. 

In April 2022, my life took a sudden turn when I was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer while on a road trip. After months of treatment in hospitals, I was hungry for adventure, community, and purpose, and was able to join a young adult cancer survivorship program later that year.

Cancer and cancer treatment tried so hard to shrink my confidence and challenge the way that I had come to see and know myself, and it was adventure, laughter, and community that ushered me into a new era of growth, self-discovery, and self-love.

Today, it is my dream to invite cancer survivors to connect with themselves, each other, and their surroundings. Being outside trying new things with fun new friends is one of my favorite activities, and I am honored to be a part of the incredible FD team! When I am not on FD trips, I can be found Out Living It as a bike mechanic and cycle guide, being sure to chase adventure wherever it takes me.