Brad Ludden, once one of the world’s top professional kayakers, founded First Descents in 2001.
First Descents is a program that brings young cancer fighters and survivors together through outdoor adventures, giving them an incredibly strong community and support system, a renewed faith in their bodies, and way to confront fears of the unknown. It also helps them find the confidence and tools to overcome any challenge…whether it be in the hospital, in their own heart, or on the river.
Wet Planet has worked closely with the First Descents organization, hosting week long kayak camps with them for the last 8 years. We are beyond thrilled and immensely proud to share that Brad is currently a candidate for CNN’s Hero of the Year. Please take a minute to help make a difference by voting, or donate here.