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First Descent
May 24, 2011

First Descents is by far the greatest networking group for young adults with cancer! And there's the bonus of learning rad outdoor adventure skills such as whitewater kayaking and rock climbing. I happen to get this message first hand from our participants, as I work at several camps per year as "camp mom" and at each camp I attend, the consensus is overwhleming that FD is amazing and changes/touches their lives deeply! It is the greatest thing I have ever been involved with!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No, I am not a cancer survivor, but it has also changed/touched my life as well!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Only to get the word out more to even more young adult cancer survivors so they all can experience First Descents!!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & work as camp mom at camps.

First Descent
July 28, 2009

Having worked at several FD camps now, I cannot say enough about how they keep it simple and real to have the most positive impact. Learning to kayak is huge for the participants, but what they really get from the whole camp experience is so much more. I have heard from several campers that these FD camps are the best cancer camp they have ever been to and for many, maybe the best 6 days of their life!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the campers' faces and attitudes when the camp comes to an end.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be extremely proud of what this camp continues to offer people and of the outlook for the future of the organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people...the particpants as well as all staf involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amaz.ing, quality people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more cancer victims come away with an incredible growing experience about life and love.

Ways to make it better...

there were more hours in the day to get more in and experience even more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the desire to grow with limited funds.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & camp mom.