First Descents

First descents logoFirst Descents offers young adult cancer warriors and survivors the opportunity to experience an adventurous outdoor experience designed to empower them to grasp life beyond their diagnosis, confront their cancer, regain their lives and bond with their peers.”

White water kayaking

Location: All over the country.

Duration: Ranging from two (2) days to one (1) week.

Age: 18-39 years old

Cost: FREE to cancer survivors!

Description: First Descents provides an experience for young adults that empower them through conquering legitimate outdoor challenges to push their limits and face their fears. This practices forces them to regain their confidence and self-worth lost to cancer. The main focus is placed on each individual’s experience and creates and environment for every participant to accomplish their goals. Each program is limited to 15 participants. All meals, accommodations and program activities are provided.

Benefit: First Descents is designed to allow healing to happen naturally and organically. The intent of the program is to help young adults realize their inner strength and self worth following their diagnosis.

Registration Information

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First Descents

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