First Descents Announces New Global Programming

The young adult cancer non-profit continues to develop its unique outdoor therapy offerings and expands to Peru and Costa Rica

Denver, CO— First Descents, a non-profit providing outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer is adding new locations and opportunities for the 2012 season. The Denver-based organization will expand its adventures for young adults fighting and surviving cancer to include cancer caregivers as well. Growing exponentially in the last 10 years, First Descents now offers week-long surfing, kayaking and rock climbing programs. In 2012, First Descents will hold the FDRock program for family members, supporters and caregivers for those fighting cancer.

“We're so looking forward to signing up our old and new friends for programs in 2012,” says First Descents Programs Director Whitney Lange. “We're going to new locations, offering more adventures to more young adults with cancer. And now First Descents has developed FDRock to recognize those who are tireless supporters and caregivers. We know how important that circle of support is, and we want to offer a way to include them on the water, rocks and waves.”

New program locations include:
•New England (MA)
•Shawangunk Mountains (NY)
•The Outer Banks (NC)
•Jackson Hole (WY)
•Joshua Tree National Park (CA)
•Denali National Park (AK)
•Costa Rica

Program space is limited, for more information on all locations, dates and to apply for First Descents' programs visit Members of the media interested in participating in a First Descents program, please contact Amy May at
First Descents is a non-profit organization offering young adults with cancer a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to enable them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.