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First Descents


First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer.

First Descents is a recognized leader in outdoor experiential programming. Through outdoor adventures, skills development, and local adventure communities FD improves the long-term survivorship of young adults impacted by cancer. Their participants experience free outdoor adventure programs that empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives, while out living it.

First Descents asked BLKDG for a website refresh from the original BLKDG build many years ago. This project updated the look and feel of the site to be more user friendly and contemporary with mobile designs. The first descents web platform allows people to book programs, sign up to volunteer or donate, find cancer related resources and read compelling stories.

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Services Provided:

  • Digital Audit + Discovery
  • Custom Interface Design
  • Information Architecture + Planning
  • Custom Front/Back End Solutions
  • Identity + Iconography + Typography
  • Third Party program Booking Integration
  • Email Template Design

Dynamic Program Finder

Find any current program offered by First Descents through the program snippet and use of activity filters on the map.

Donation Form Integration

Donation form for built in with 3rd party nonprofit donation site.

Custom Information Forms

First Descents needs to capture information for volunteers, participants, donations, and fundraisers. We created custom forms built into the site to achieve their organization data needs.


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