Restaurant Romp will benefit young adults with cancer |

Restaurant Romp will benefit young adults with cancer

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL ” Dining-out for a cause never tasted so good. Experience some of the valley’s finest restaurants and help fight young adult cancer at the second annual First Descents Restaurant Romp in Edwards on Wednesday, Oct. 24. All proceeds from this casual and fun dine-around will benefit local nonprofit organization First Descents, providing healing through whitewater kayaking and outdoor adventures for 18- to 39-year-olds battling cancer.

“It’s thrilling to be embraced by these Edwards restaurants and the community. Individuals battling cancer come from across Colorado and the nation to the spectacular Vail Valley to heal physically and emotionally,” said Allan Goldberg, executive director of First Descents and cancer survivor.

Families and friends can walk to participating restaurants to enjoy restaurant-donated appetizers and drink specials from 6 to 9 p.m. at Eat! Drink!, Dish, The French Press, The Main Street Grill, Larkburger, The Gas House, The Gore Range Brewery and more. All guests will gather at E Town from 9 to 11 p.m. for a final celebration featuring complimentary beer and a raffle prize drawing.

Purchase Restaurant Romp tickets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Inn at Riverwalk in the Edwards Riverwalk Center on the day of the event. Price is $40 per adult, $10 for children ages five to 12. Children four and under are free. Cash or check only on-site. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling First Descents at (970) 845-8400.

First Descents seeks donations to help reach its goal of providing free, week-long adventure camps to the young adult cancer community nationwide. This past summer, the organization hosted 60 young adults at four camps held in nearby Sweetwater and Kalispell, Mont. All meals, accommodations and camp activities are provided to campers free of charge.

“The generosity of our supporters makes it possible to forever change the lives of the under-served young adult cancer population. Restaurant Romp proceeds will help us reach our goal of expanding from four camps to nine next year,” added Goldberg.

First Descents was created in 2001 by Vail-based professional kayaker, Brad Ludden, and the support of the Vail Valley Partnership, Nike and other partners. Visit or call 845-8400 to make a donation, purchase Restaurant Romp tickets and learn more about the organization.

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