Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Going to Be Another FD Summer!

It's springtime and time to start getting pumped about "cancer camp" this summer! I'm not exaggerating when I say that the week I attend FD camp is always the best week of my year. Seeing old friends, making new ones, and feeling normal and understood for 7 days of the year is just amazing. I can't even explain what these camps have done for my recovery from cancer. And it's not just me... I have NEVER met anyone who wasn't changed there... in fact, everyone I know has devoted alot of their spare time to raising money for the organization. It addresses a need that no other cancer organization address fully... and it's a need that is huge.

I am attending an FDX camp in Idaho... we are spending 7 days whitewater kayaking the Main Salmon river. Camping on the shores, playing silly campfire games, eating terrific food... it's going to be awesome! Check out all of the programs First Descents offers... it is so so so worth it if you are ages 18-39 and have ever been diagnosed with cancer. You will be amazed at how it changes your life. And after you attend 2 camps you have the opportunity to attend FDX camps, some of which are in places like Costa Rica and Peru!

As a part of attending FDX we are asked to try to raise money to send one camper to camp... well I really would LOVE to send at LEAST three, which means I am trying to raise $3000. I would so much appreciate the support and I know the cancer patients/ survivors that will attend camp because of you appreciate it as well. I have a fundraising page I have started and I hope you will take the time to view it and read about why I feel First Descents is worth supporting.


  1. First Descents is such an awesome organization! Brad Ludden just made a visit to Cancer Treatment Centers of American in Phoenix and we were so excited to see the synergy that we had with FD. I would love to hear more about your FD experience and how we can get some of our patients there! Your friend from CTCA- Molly

  2. Absolutely Molly! Thanks for reading! Feel free to email me at would love to give you more information!


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