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FD Tributaries | Local Adventure Communities

Keeping with the theme of rivers, FD has dubbed our local adventure communities  “Tributaries” or “FDTribs” for short. FDTribs offer programs, events, and peer to peer community support for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. FDTribs are intended to connect our growing community in the places they call home and closer to their point of diagnosis.

Currently, we have 18 FDTributaries in select cities across the country which offer Single and Multi-Day Programs, as well as Monthly Meetups, as well as a host of events. Programs range from rock climbing outings to multi-day river trips, backpacking adventures, and more. FDTribs are intended to connect our growing community in the places they call home and closer to their point of diagnosis. We ask that folks please only join one FDTrib to ensure we are making space for everyone. If you’d like to change your FDTrib (e.g. you live in LA but travel to NYC all the time and would rather be part of the NYC Trib), please email [email protected]. Thanks!

Please Note: While FD Tributary communities are welcoming of all eligible participants and alumni, we are not yet offering programs for young adults living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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Local Adventure | Los Angeles, CA- Monthly Meetup

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Los Angeles community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the LA Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because we’ll be putting on these meetups through November! March 31- Hike in Point Mugu State Park! Stop and smell the superbloom while chatting with your LA folks! April 14- Acro-Yoga! Fly, flip, fumble, and have fun on the mat with AcroYogaLA! May 5- Drumming class at Crunch! Live out those rocker dreams and find your rhythm! June 9- Bike on the Boardwalk! Gather at Hermosa Beach to get your cruise on! August 3- SUPing in Marina Del Ray! Paddle in beautiful waters with new friends! August 10- Sunset Hike to Griffith Observatory! Soak up the last rays of the day with your local trail buddies! September 28- Aquacise! Cool off and get down to some serious water workouts! October 5 - Foot-Golf! Soccer+golf+your favorite friends= a perfect Saturday adventure! November 3- Hike up Icehouse Canyon Trail! Enjoy the Fall (yes LA, Fall!) colors on this uphill stroll!  

Eligibility: Open to the LA Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Detroit, MI

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Ready to soak up the last bits of summer with your FD community?! Come join us for an amazing weekend of kayaking, SUP-ing, and hanging with folks from your local adventure crew! With the gorgeous backdrop of the small Northern Michigan town of Harbor Springs, you will improve technique, efficiency, and most importantly have a blast on the water. Take time to bond with some outstanding people in your area and test yourself on the waters of Lake Michigan!

Eligibility: Open to Detroit Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | San Francisco, CA- Monthly Meetups

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San Francisco community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the SF Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because we’ll be putting on these meetups through November! March 31- Hiking the Dipsea Trail! Wander among redwoods with your tribe! April 28- Rock Climbing at Touchstone Climbing! Flex those muscles and belay on, friends! May 26- Adult Gymnastics with Head Over Heels Athletic Arts!  Get ready to feel like a kid again! June 23- Hiking Tilden Regional Park and Swimming in Lake Anza! Trek around before making a splash! July 14- Rock Climbing at Touchstone Climbing! Rope up for an adventure with your tribe! August 18- Kayaking the American River! Paddle your way through the American! September 29- SUP in Sausalito! Learn the basics and cruise around the Bay! October 27- Hike Mavericks! Watch the waves and some rad surfers as you hike along the cliffs! November 17- Self-Defense Class! Pick up some very handy tips and tricks!

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA- Monthly Meetups

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Boston community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the Boston Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because we’ll be putting on these meetups through November! March 31- Rock Climbing at Central Rock Gym Worcester! Get your belay on with your crew! April 20- Jumping at Sky Zone Trampoline Park! Bounce, explore, and goof off! May 18- Patriotic 5k!  Stretch your legs and have a bbq blast in Gray, ME! June 29- Foot Golf! Soccer + Golf + Fancy Attire = an unforgettable day! August 10- SUP on the Charles River! Glide around and explore the river all morning! September 22- Hike up Pleasant Mountain! Enjoy some grub on the top and soak it in! October 5- Kayak the Charles River! Same river, whole different 6-mile experience!    

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | New York City, NY- Monthly Meetups

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NYC community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the NYC Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because we’ll be putting on these meetups through November! March 30- Yoga class at Integral Yoga Institute! Zen out with your NYC tribe! April 20- Biking Central Park! Get those wheels rolling and grab food with your FD community after! May 25- Hiking in Pelham Bay State Park! Take in the fresh air and put those legs to work! June 20- Hiking in Prospect Park! Stretch your legs at the park before exploring Smorgasburg's tasty, local options! August 10- Bouldering at the Cliffs! Chalk up for an interactive bouldering lesson with your trib! September 14- Spin Class at Cyc Fitness! It's a party on pedals-- with some serious sweat! October 26- Join in on Climbathon! Head to the Cliffs at LIC to support FD and climb for the day!

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Pittsburgh, PA

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Hey Pittsburgh! Let's soak up summer on this rock climbing program in beautiful Ohiopyle State Park! Along the Youghiogheny River, you'll get to enjoy this newer climbing area and learn some sweet techniques from our expert guides. Challenge yourself in this beloved, idyllic spot alongside your local adventure community! In between sending serious routes, relax and enjoy getting to know other in your Pittsburgh FD tribe. This will be a weekend to remember so don't miss out!

Eligibility: Open to the Pittsburgh Local Adventure Community
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