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Rogue River, OR – Oncology

July 31, 2022 - August 12, 2022

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playground for both beginners and experts alike. The Rogue is the perfect place to paddle your first strokes,…

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

Rogue River, OR – Multiple Sclerosis

August 14, 2022 - August 19, 2022

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playland for both beginners and experts alike. The Rogue is the perfect place to paddle your first strokes,…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Oncology

Estes Park, CO – Oncology

August 15, 2022 - August 27, 2022

Join your First Descents community for a week of breathtaking mountain views, connection, and challenge as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park to rock climb with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! With hundreds of granite faces and various peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a climber's paradise.…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Rogue River, OR – Oncology Caregivers

August 21, 2022 - August 26, 2022

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playground for both beginners and experts alike. The Rogue is the perfect place to paddle your first strokes,…

Eligibility: Oncology Caregiver Participants, ages 18-45
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Multiple Sclerosis

Estes Park, CO – Multiple Sclerosis

August 28, 2022 - September 2, 2022

Join your First Descents community for breathtaking mountain views, connection, and adventure as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park to rock climb with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! With hundreds of granite faces and various peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a climber's paradise. Whether you're new…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, ages 18 - 45, diagnosed age 15-39
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Oncology

Santa Cruz, CA – Oncology

September 3, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Ride the world-famous waves of Santa Cruz, California on this week-long surfing adventure with your First Descents community! With a coastline that is part marine sanctuary, Santa Cruz offers sunny beach days and pristine wilderness that is perfect for catching waves with the incredible guides at Richard Schmidt Surf School.…

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