Aired the week of 06/26/13 - #1326
Brad Ludden has always had a strong connection to the outdoors. He began touring as a professional kayaker when he was 12 years old. Then, his aunt was diagnosed with cancer and after spending time teaching her how to kayak, he realized there was a real benefit and need for outdoor programs in cancer therapy. When he was 18 he started a nonprofit called First Descents that provides week long excursions at no cost to young adults with cancer. Together they explore, heal, overcome challenges, find strength in community and have fun. By the end of the 2012 outdoor season, First Descents will have helped to empower over 2,000 young adults!
Address: First Descents, 767 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204