“My cup was full from my connection with these incredible people, and from the reminder that I CAN do the things that I love to do while still in cancer treatment.”

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. The Wyatt Donahue and Lawson Penny Memorials at Rutledge Cancer Foundation fund First Descents travel scholarships to give young adults the opportunity to experience the healing power of adventure.

To apply for a travel scholarship, fill out an application at firstdescents.org and mention “Rutledge Cancer Foundation” under “How Did You Hear About Us.” Limited spots available and priority given to our medical center partners.