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Give the gift of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and MS, healthcare workers, and caregivers.


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Registration for our 2023 Program season opens next February! To join the FD community and be notified when Programs are open for registration, click the Join Us button below!

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Core Programs

Core Programs are available to young adults (ages 18-45) impacted by cancer and multiple sclerosis, caregivers, and healthcare workers.

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Community Adventures

Part of the Out Living It Project, Community Adventures are adventure experiences created and facilitated by FD alumni and members of the FD community.

Community Adventures

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Partner with FD to improve the emotional and physical health for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer and MS patients in your care. Whether you refer patients to our programs or want to sponsor a program, we are committed to supporting your team to address the unique needs of AYA survivors.

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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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Outer Banks, NC – COMING SOON

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina are known to be one of the most beautiful vacation spots on the East Coast. You'll spend four days honing your surfing skills with our longtime outfitter, Farmdog Surf School. After epic days spent catching the waves, you’ll kick back at our gorgeous ocean-front…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18 - 45 , Diagnosed ages 15 - 39
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