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First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer.

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First Descents programs range anywhere from two days to one week and any young adult (18-39) with cancer is eligible regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis or prognosis.   

In 2016, First Descents served 512 participants through week-long programs and 347 participants through single-day and multi-day "Tributary" experiences. There are over 150,000 young adults across the country that could benefit from First Descents programs, and that number increases by the hour. With your help, we can offer a life changing First Descents experience to every young adult cancer fighter and survivor that wants it. 

The Out Living It Project is comprised of dedicated alumni, staff, and supporters of First Descents who want to give back and help raise money so that more young adults impacted by cancer can experience the healing power of adventure. One of our biggest team Out Living It Project events is the NYC Marathon. In 2016, our team of 7 runners raised over $32,000 for First Descents.


If you are interested in joining our 2017 NYC Marathon team or if you'd like to start your own Out Living It Project, please email outlivingit@firstdescents.org. Thanks!