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First Descents aims for record fundraising at 7th Annual FD Ball

The young adult cancer non-profit brings inspiration, entertainment and philanthropy together with a special evening celebration

Denver, CO— February 28, 2013 First Descents, a non-profit organization providing outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer, announces its largest fundraising event of the year– the 7th Annual FD Ball on March 23, 2013. More than 400 people attended last year’s FD Ball, raising a grand total of $450,000 to send 450 young adults fighting cancer to a free adventure therapy program. The hat-themed FD Ball includes a five-star dinner from Spago chefs, a top-shelf open bar and live and silent fundraising auctions. A musical performance by Funkiphino and inspirational entertainment will make it a memorable evening for all.“Not only is this an inspirational evening for staff, donors and volunteers, but we also are fortunate enough to have a number of participants and their families in attendance,” said First Descents Founder Brad Ludden. “They are our guests of honor, and it is truly special to see how the First Descents community continues to grow.We’re looking forward to another unforgettable night.” What: 7th Annual FD BallWhen: March 23, 2013– 5pm-midnightWhere: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, COTickets: $175 per person

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First Descentsis a non-profit organization offering young adults with cancer a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the