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First Descents and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation have teamed up to launch free outdoor adventure programs for health care workers on the COVID-19 front-lines.

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Out Living It Project

Embrace a life of adventure with First Descents.

GET OUT LIVING IT.

Here at First Descents, our goal is to empower you to live a life of adventure and stoke. We’ve got the tools and tips you need to get outdoors safely and smoothly on your own.

From exclusive adventure-planning resources, deals and discounts, to coveted Team Event race entries and fundraising tips, the Out Living It Project is all about adventuring on your own terms and turf with support from First Descents. Whether you’re excited to plan a trip with friends, or want to fundraise in support of FD, the Out Living It Project is the platform for you!

Finally, don’t forget that out living it isn’t always just about epic outdoor adventures. Joining the Out Living It Project can be as simple as creating a page and sharing your FD story.

Read on or contact an adventure specialist to get involved!

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

FUNDRAISING PROJECTS & TEAM EVENTS

Share Your Story

5,521,403 Raised
21,133 Supporters
3,069 OLI Projects

How To Get Started

There are a variety of ways to start an Out Living It Project. Excited to fundraise for First Descents? Start a Give Back Project. Looking to share your story? Join the FD Ripple. Flip through the slides below to decide what’s right for you.

Still have questions?
Contact an adventure specialist.

Option 1:

Plan An Adventure!

Dreaming of the rivers, rocks, and trails? Make those dreams a reality by registering your next adventure with First Descents. When you create your own adventure, you gain access to our exclusive package of adventure-planning resources, deals, discounts and outfitter connections. There's no fundraising requirements. It's all about adventure, community and stoke!

Let's Do This!

Option 2:

Start a Give Back Project!

Add special meaning to your next adventure or event by raising funds and awareness for First Descents. All funds raised directly support FD’s mission to provide life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

Fundraise for First Descents

Option 3:

Join a Team Event

From Ragnar Relays to the Leadville 100 MTB Race, we have an event for everyone. When you join Team FD you receive a free entry into a coveted race in exchange for fundraising for First Descents. Plus, we'll give you free training tips, fundraising guidance, and a swag bag of FD gear!

Join a Team!

Option 4:

Share Your Story!

Out Living It is about creating connection. It can be as simple as creating a page and sharing your FD story with friends and family. Join FD Ripple to spread the waves of First Descents and pay it forward so another young adult impacted by cancer or MS can experience a life-changing adventure.

Join FD Ripple!

OUR MISSION

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

Featured Adventures

Check out the featured Out Living It Projects below to see how other members of the FD Family are getting outside and adventuring together!

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE
Goal:THRU-HIKE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Riding The Divide

Riding The Divide

Riding The Divide
Goal:RIDE 2,731 MILES AND RAISE $200,000

Nimmo's DIY Adventure

Nimmo's DIY Adventure

Nimmo's DIY Adventure
Goal:PLAN MY OWN WEEK-LONG KAYAKING PROGRAM WITH OTHER ALUMNI

#OutLivingIt

First Descents: Making a splash in the outdoor industry & healthcare space since 2001. #outlivingit #FDRx

At FD we know that mindfulness is an integral part of the healing process. Today, and every day, we believe that taking a few minutes to stretch, breathe, and practice gratitude can make a big difference. #OutLivingIt #MindfulMoment

Did you know that June 2019 is our most adventure-filled programs season EVER? First Descents is providing life-changing outdoor adventures to more young adults than ever before! Here’s to a record-breaking month of #OutLivingIt adventures with the FD Tribe!

Today 10 First Descents teams will be Out Living It at Ragnar Trail in Snowmass, Colorado! Support the healing power of adventure by donating to FD’s Ragnarians here: https://support.firstdescents.org/campaign/2019-ragnar-trail-snowmass/c215265

Out Living It Blog

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