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Marc Slatkoff, MD

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Review for First Descent, Greenwood Village, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

First Descents is the most effective cancer survivor support organization I've been involved with during a career of over 30 years in oncology. Both participants and volunteers and empowered and enriched by the experience. Cancer survivors must get beyond victimhood to live full and happy lives- First Descents helps them rediscover the confident and capable person inside who may have gotten lost during the cancer journey.

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

bringing renewed joy and confidence to young adult cancer survivors

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

Watching many "ah-hah!" moments as participants amaze themselves. It is also always amazing to see the close bonds that quickly form and result in longlasting friendships.

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

Skilled and compassionate. The staff treat participants as their equals and friends- normal people who just happened to have something crappy come uninvited into their lives.

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

Expand to reach as many survivors as possible around the globe.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Oncologist, and until earlier this year, medical director of First Descents.