First Descents pro­vides young adult can­cer sur­vivors and fight­ers with a free week-long out­door adven­ture designed to get them climb­ing, surf­ing, and pad­dling. It’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty for them to reclaim their lives and con­nect with oth­ers doing the same.

First Descents is able to offer these empow­er­ing and con­fi­dence-boost­ing trips because of gen­er­ous dona­tions from peo­ple like Kurt and Deb­bi Krichko. As a part of Team Teva US West Coast, the Krichkos have been vol­un­teer­ing their time in their local com­mu­ni­ty since June 1st thanks to dona­tions that also direct­ly sup­port First Descents in their efforts. They’ll con­tin­ue to vol­un­teer in such activ­i­ties like local area road and riv­er cleanup and soup kitchen assis­tance until Sep­tem­ber 1st. For infor­ma­tion on how you can assist, vis­it their dona­tion page here.


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You can also apply to vol­un­teer (Camp Moms, Med­ical Vol­un­teers, Camp Pho­tog­ra­phers, etc.) at First Descents direct­ly at their site here. Or you can start your own team.

We’re always look­ing to high­light peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions doing good works while sup­port­ing their love of the out­doors. If you know of some­one we should inter­view, please send the infor­ma­tion to