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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 | Nashville, TN

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Ready for a weekend of soaking up the outdoors in beautiful Chattanooga? Join your Nashville FD community for a kayaking adventure you won't forget! We will be led by the wonderful Outdoor Chattanooga guides down the Tennessee River and arrive at our cozy cabin on the river Saturday night. After an afternoon of hiking the nearby trails, we will chow down on some delicious food, compare stories for the day, and relax. Sunday morning, it's back on the river to continue our journey and work on the skills we've learned! Beautiful rivers, amazing food, and all around great company-- this is a weekend you won't want to miss!

Eligibility: Open to Nashville Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | D.C.- Baltimore, MD

November 9, 2019 - November 11, 2019

Join your local community for the second annual Adventure Workshop! During this program, you will learn how to plan your own adventures, participate in guided meditation, practice yoga and take a city hike! This is a fantastic opportunity to gain the confidence to get Out Living It in your own backyard! Kickstart your passion for personal adventure and connect with like-minded members of your community!  

Eligibility: Open to the D.C./Baltimore Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Phoenix, AZ

August 10, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Summer is very slowly coming to an end and it's time to gear up for some serious biking! Make sure you know how to take care of your trusty two-wheeler at this enlightening trailside repair clinic put on by REI.  Bring your bike and learn the best ways to keep your ride going strong instead of getting stuck with a flat tire and no know-how! This will be a great precursor to our Mountain Biking in the McDowell Mountains program come November. So join your Phoenix community and expand your bike maintenance knowledge in this all-levels welcome clinic!

Eligibility: Open to Phoenix Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Cleveland, OH

September 7, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Say what's up to your Cleveland community on this awesome SUP program! What better way to spend a Saturday than learning some important tips and feeling zen on a Stand-Up Paddleboard? This program is great for novices and experts alike, with personalized instruction from the outstanding staff at SUP Cleveland. Feel more balanced and go play with your fellow Cleveland adventurers!

Eligibility: Open to the Cleveland Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Milwaukee, WI

September 14, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Get out in the green and join your Milwaukee community for this beautiful hiking program! Led by the wonderful crew at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, we will spend the morning exploring a few different trails in the vast Kettle Moraine State Forest. Take these few hours to get your legs working and breathe in some fresh air with some fresh faces! Don't miss this opportunity to soak up some of the last rays of summer and get to know your Milwaukee community!  

Eligibility: Open to the Milwaukee Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Phoenix, AZ

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Phoenix FD community, let's get out and enjoy the Fall weather in the majestic McDowell Mountains! This will be an epic mountain biking program for beginners and intermediates alike. Take Saturday to learn some new tips and tricks with our expert REI guides and then unwind at a beautiful desert home nearby. Eat, relax, regale tales of your sweet escapades from the trail and get ready to send it on Sunday. We'll rip around the trails at Brown's Ranch and put our new-found skills to the test! Don't miss this opportunity to hang out with your Phoenix community and experience the thrills of putting those wheels on dirt!

Eligibility: Open to Phoenix Local Adventure Community
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