First Descents returns to Vail with nonprofit’s first skiing trip

8th April, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — When Edwards resident Alix Berglund first heard about First Descents while undergoing cancer treatment at the Shaw Cancer Center in 2007, she didn’t see herself as a candidate for the nonprofit’s work. Instead, she promptly signed up as a volunteer.A fellow cancer patient who was involved with First Descents told her about how the Denver-based nonprofit served young adults who have survived or are fighting cancer by providing them with free outdoor trips such as paddling and rock climbing excursions. As Berglund explains, her 2007 diagnosis with bronchial neuroendocrine cancer was actually her second bout with the illness, …

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