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  • We Are First Descents

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    Over 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. First Descents is on a mission to reach them all.

    First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (age 18-39) impacted by cancer empowering them to surf, climb, and kayak beyond their diagnosis and connect with others doing the same. Show less
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    This Playlist features some of our favorite campers sharing their stories about their journey, their FD experiences, and how camp affected their lives after cancer.
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    • First Descents Local Adventure Communities - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 206 views
      First Descents Tributaries provide ongoing adventures and community for young adults impacted by cancer. First Descents currently offers local adventure programming in most major cities around the ...
    • True North - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 979 views
      Five years after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Carlos "Toro" Villatoro went on a weeklong whitewater kayaking adventure in Jackson, WY and found his true north. This is his story.
    • The First Descents Ripple Effect - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 201 views
      First Descents does not just impact our participants but also our participant's children, spouses, parents, and friends. The healing power of adventure is felt by many and the out living it mantra ...
    • 48 Hours - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 433 views
      First Descents empowers young adults impacted by cancer to Adventure On in their everyday lives. Andrea "Slipstitch" Erion is a member of our thriving Orlando local adventure community, and she sh...
    • First Descents Alum Profile - Bryan "This Guy" Pandorf - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 410 views
      First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults (18-39) impacted by cancer. Week-long surfing, climbing and whitewater kayaking programs are provided free of charge to firs...
    • Why First Descents- Video - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 302 views
      The First Descents community is made up of a collection of thousands of participants, donors, supporters, and volunteers- the power of a First Descents experience is felt by all involved and the ri...
    • First Descents Alum Profile - Conor "Prez" Hall - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 330 views
      First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults (18-39) impacted by cancer. Week-long surfing, climbing and whitewater kayaking programs are provided free of charge to firs...
    • First Descents 2016 Leadville 100 HD - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,437 views
      The First Descents Leadville 100 MTB Team, sponsored by Primal Wear, just completed their tenth year riding and have raised over $1.2 million for young adults impacted by cancer.
    • First Descents- Katie "Crush" Campbell - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,178 views
      First Descents was honored to award "Crush" with our Out Living It Award at the 2016 FD Ball. She was an incredibly inspiring young woman, friend, wife, author, adventurer and a true example of wha...
    • First Descents Alum Profile- Tom "Broccoli Landers" Whiteside - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 295 views
      First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (18-39) impacted by cancer. Read more and apply to participate or volunteer at www.firstdescents.org
    • First Descents Alum Profile- Mike "Hustler" Burek - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 226 views
    • FD Alum Profile- Tom "Broccoli" Whiteside - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 56 views
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