dr kristi funk summit get ready to kick
dr kristi funk summit get ready to kick

The 2024 Cancer-Kicking! Summit
Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 4-6

Experience a transformative and life-changing weekend retreat in Hot Springs, Arkansas with world-renowned surgeon, best-selling author and women’s health advocate, Dr. Kristi Funk.

No matter what your health status is, Dr. Funk will teach you how to KICK cancer and other disease to the curb by empowering you with the wisdom, resources and action plan needed to maximally improve your health.

5 Workshops added in 2024 to allow you to further customize the topics that most interest you.

Evidence-based action plans to maximize your health and life, backed by rigorous scientific research.

No confusion! Arm yourself with the tools you need to outsmart the constant stream of health misinformation!

Distill scientific wisdom into simple, actionable, take-it-home and start-right-now power!

Unshackle your mental chains, energize with achievable goals, and empower yourself with lasting friends.

Arkansas Summit Information

Empowerment Starts Now

For the first time, the Cancer-Kicking! Summit is coming to the beautiful State of Arkansas. From October 4-6, world-renowned breast cancer surgeon and bestselling author Dr. Kristi Funk will rock your weekend with information that will change your life. This high-energy gathering promises to inform and empower women of all ages who care about living their healthiest lives and want to maximally reduce their chances of disease. Whether you are one of the 133 million Americans living with a chronic disease, or you simply want to take the first step to truly elevate your health, this summit summons you!

Arm yourself with scientifically-backed facts and the tools you need to kick cancer as far from you as possible, while also radically reducing the risk of other chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, depression, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disease and more. Learn to intelligently navigate the conflicts and contradictions that compete for your attention everywhere you look. Let Dr. Funk share her 25 years of medical wisdom as she provides a clear and actionable roadmap for healthy living and wellbeing.

Evidence-based and backed by rigorous research, Dr. Funk’s approachable and often hilarious speaking style distills scientific wisdom into simple, actionable, take-it-home and start-right-now power. This is NOT a boring medical conference with monotonous research reports and studies – quite the contrary. Dr. Funk’s degree in psychology and TV celebrity background amp the entertainment value above and beyond any mundane medical discourse. Prepare yourself for an action-packed experience that will unshackle you from mental chains, energize you with achievable goals, and empower you with lasting friends.

What they had to say!

See what our prior attendees had to say about Dr. Kristi Funk and the Summit.

The Backstory

How did it all start? Dr. Funk explains how the idea of the Summit came to be.

2024 Summit Event Schedule (Preliminary)
Hot Springs, Arkansas


5pm – 6pm: Early Check-In & Packet Pickup
6pm – 8pm: VIP Dinner


7:00am – 8:30am: Check-in & Packet Pickup
8:30am – 12:30pm: Summit, Day 1
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm: Summit, Day 1
2:15pm – 5:00pm: Choice of 5 Workshops
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Summit, Day 1


8:00am – 8:30am: Late Check-in
8:30am – 12:30pm: Summit, Day 2
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm: Summit, Day 2
2:15pm – 5:00pm: Choice of 5 Workshops
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Summit, Day 2


8:30am – 12:30pm: Summit, Day 3
12:30pm – 1pm: Book Signing
1:30pm – 3pm: Celebratory City Walk

All workshops are approximately 2-3 hours in length and take place on Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. You can secure your workshop placement in advance. RSVP links will be sent out to all attendees a few weeks before the Summit.

The Truth about Hormone Replacement
Achieve Weight Loss that Lasts (2-in-1 Workshop!)

Dr. Kristi Funk runs this workshop covering important topics that have many women hot and bothered (and confused)!

Part 1: She will focus on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and the many controversies surrounding it. What does the science say about what HRT does to your brain, your breast, your heart, your colon, your blood, your bones? Do you have to avoid it completely if you’ve had breast cancer? What about testosterone and DHEA or hybrid drugs like Duavee? Dr. Funk also gets specific about symptom management, offering effective solutions to hot flashes, mood swings, dry and/or tight vaginas, decreased libido, joint pain, and more. Don’t sweat it out alone, join the conversation today!

Part 2: Unlock the secrets to permanent weight loss. Dr. Funk shares what you need to know about Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Friends. Learn how to shed pounds without sacrifice. Break through weight loss plateaus. Achieve your ideal body weight and stay there forever!

dr kristi funk portrait with pink warrior sweater

Dr. Kristi Funk

Mind & Body Escape

Soundbath Meditation

In this workshop, we look at the soothing sound from traditional wind and percussion instruments, also known as a “sound bath,” and how this type of therapy may help with stress, depression, fatigue and other symptoms. As we learn in the primary Summit curriculum, stress is a known contributor to disease. Therefore, engaging in activities like sound bath meditation will add to your arsenal of preventive strategies to create balance and harmony while reducing the risk of chronic conditions and disease.

Vanessa Clardy is a registered nurse and founder of Van Clair Healing, her holistic wellness practice. With 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, and the past 7 years at Arkansas Surgical Hospital, Vanessa has cared for many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomies, lumpectomies, and other procedures.

Through her dual careers in nursing and holistic healing, Vanessa has developed a firm belief that physical symptoms and diseases often have deeper emotional and energetic roots. She is passionate about empowering her clients to discover and heal these underlying causes, allowing the body’s innate healing from within.

Vanessa is a Level 2 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and certified sound healing practitioner. Over the past three years, she has helped hundreds of clients through the modalities offered at Van Clair Healing. Vanessa will guide attendees through a powerful sound bath healing workshop utilizing vibrational frequencies to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, and stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities.


Karen Reeves’ journey into yoga began in 2004 after receiving a diagnosis of extreme osteoarthritis in both knees. Her doctor advised her to avoid high-impact exercise, leaving Karen feeling lost without her usual physical activities that boosted her mental and physical well-being. It was then that she discovered yoga and quickly developed a passion for the practice.

Through her dedicated yoga routine, Karen not only became healthier, stronger, and more flexible but experienced profound emotional and spiritual benefits. She found a newfound calmness, reduced anxiety, improved focus, and a deeper connection with her faith and sense of community. This transformative experience motivated Karen to pursue yoga teacher training.

After completing her training in May 2011, doors began opening for Karen to share her love of yoga throughout Hot Springs and Central Arkansas. In 2013, she was asked to bring a yoga program to the historic Whittington Place, a century-old former church building. Feeling both excitement and trepidation, Karen took the leap to become a small business owner, and The Yoga Place studio was founded in 2013.

Vanessa Clardy

Level 2 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique
Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher

Karen Reeves

Certified Instructor

Mindful Yoga for Cancer Certified

Plant-Based Basics

Whether you’re just curious, dabbling, or all-in vegan, we got you! Join Dr. Christie Cobb, a board-certified gynecologist who has served the women of Arkansas since 2006 prior to establishing her independent clinical gynecology practice in 2021 dedicated exclusively to women and wellness . Her extensive knowledge about plant-based eating led to her becoming a Food for Life instructor. Come see what Dr. Cobb is cookin’ in the Hot Springs Kitchen! Learn the secrets of meal prep, and tricks of the whole food plant-based (WFPB) trade such as how best to season, marinate, sauté, roast, and bake __________ (fill-in the blank! Tofu, veggies, grains, beans…). You will receive a written comprehensive list of must-have staples to stock your fridge, freezer, counter, pantry and spice rack so that you can whip up a delicious, satisfying meal for yourself or your entire gang – any day, any time.

Learn Something New: Pickleball

In furtherance of the Summits “Learning Tree”, we have added the ‘Learn Something New’ workshop. This workshop is for anyone who has never played Pickleball before but is ready for the challenge and some good fun in the process. Attendees will walk away with a good understanding of this up and coming sport, how to navigate the court and use the paddle.

We are very excited to have the incredibly talented David Tappe joining us for our ‘Learn Something New’! David has been immersed in the world of racquet sports from a very young age (rumor has it he was born with a paddle in one hand and racquet in the other!).

After volunteering to teach tennis in the Navy, David discovered his passion for pickleball in 2012 and has been continuously refining his innovative IQ Pickleball teaching system ever since. His goal is to help students play smarter, not just harder, while maintaining that fun competitive spirit that makes pickleball so addicting.

David’s Vulcan IQ Pickleball program is far more than just a clinic. It’s a progressive game development system tailored to each group’s goals. The comprehensive approach gives players the tools to develop an intentional, agile game while embracing the wonderful community aspect of pickleball. David’s passion, expertise, and engaging spirit will make this workshop an absolute delight. Experience firsthand why pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in America.

David Tappe


Founder at IQ Pickleball

Dr. Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon, bestselling author and international presenter. With over 25 years of medical experience, she is an expert in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease and has helped thousands of women through breast treatment, including well-known celebrities, like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, who have turned to her for her surgical expertise.

Dr. Funk authored the bestseller, Breasts: The Owner’s Manual, and after a deep dive into nutritional science literature (that has yet to stop), she uncovered an abundance of evidence-based research that dramatically shifted her perspective from a predominantly surgical focus while treating disease, to one that individualizes care and empowers millions of women all over the world to dramatically reduce their risk of cancer and many of life’s major killers. Dr. Funk has merged her medical knowledge and background in psychology with her own life experiences and those of her 40,000+ patients to create the life-empowering Cancer-Kicking! program that teaches women (and men) how to maximally reduce the chances of facing a killer disease.

After graduating in Psychology with distinction from Stanford University in 1991, Dr. Funk received her medical degree from the UC Davis, School of Medicine. She completed her surgical residency in Seattle, WA, followed by a surgical breast fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she then excelled as a surgeon and Director of their Breast Center until 2009. That year, Dr. Funk, alongside her entrepreneurial husband, opened the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, which became the first center of its kind in the United States, fusing state-of-the art screening, genetic testing, diagnosis and treatment with preventive strategies and holistic, compassionate care – all under one roof.

A sought-after speaker and TV personality, Dr. Funk has been the go-to breast expert for Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has appeared on Today, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Rachael Ray, The View, and more, as well as countless radio and podcast interviews. Dr. Funk has received dozens of honors and awards and uses her appearances to educate and give back to the community. She resides in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and triplet sons.

View Dr. Funk’s full biography including awards and honors.

dr kristi funk woman of the year la magazine

DoubleTree by Hilton

Lodging at the host hotel is completely optional, and you are free to make your own arrangements. The DoubleTree by Hilton is located next to Route 7 with direct water access and boat docks on Lake Hamilton. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is located about 3 miles up the road. Hot Springs National Park and Magic Springs Theme and Water Park are about 6 miles away.

DoubleTree by Hilton
4813 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
(501) 525-1391
Hotel website

Check-in: 3 pm
Check-out: 12 pm

Choose from 2 Booking Options: 2 nights (Friday/Saturday), or 3 nights (Thursday/Friday/Saturday)

Several room options are available for Summit guests, including: Double Queen, Double Queen with Patio, Classic King, King with Balcony, King with Patio, and the King Suite.

Hotel Features: Free parking, Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Digital Key, EV charging, Streaming TV, On-site restaurant, Outdoor pool, Fitness center, Pet-friendly rooms, Room service, Business center.

Travel Information

By Car: Hot Springs is easily accessible from Little Rock, Arkansas (1 hour), Jonesboro, Arkansas (3 hours), Northwest Arkansas (4 hours), Memphis, Tennessee (3 hours), Shreveport, Louisiana (3 hours) Dallas, Texas (4.5 hours), and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (5.5 hours) via major interstates and state highways.

By Plane: Hot Springs is located about an hour from the Bill and Hillary Clinton International Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Hot Springs Memorial offers direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Memphis, Tennessee (MEM) via Southern Airways.

The following event rules policy is designed to explain in simple terms the general rules, purchasing and refund guidelines of the Cancer-Kicking! Summit, both in-person and virtual events. If you have any questions about the information below, please reach out to us at [email protected]. The Cancer-Kicking! Summit (“CKS”) and the Virtual Cancer-Kicking! Summit (“VCKS”) with host Dr. Kristi Funk are owned and operated by Pink Lotus Power Up, LLC (“PLPU”). Each CKS and VCKS event is subject to this event policy. By completing a purchase for the VCKS or any type of CKS tickets, you confirm and agree to the following:


Your registration for CKS or VCKS must be submitted on the Pink Lotus Power Up website and must be paid in full via credit card before your registration or video access will be confirmed. Payments by phone or mail are not accepted. For the in-person CKS, you may register and submit only one registration at a time. If you purchase event tickets for someone else, you must submit a separate registration and are required to provide the names of the attendee you are registering during checkout. Failure to provide the correct name may result in your attendee not getting access or getting delayed access to the CKS event upon check-in. All ticket prices are stated in U.S. Dollars.

Event Dates & VCKS Video Access

Your CKS ticket entitles you to attend and is only valid for the event dates and location listed at the time of purchase and in your e-mail reservation confirmation. Registrations may not be exchanged or redeemed for a future event. Video access to the VCKS is provided immediately upon completing your purchase. To view the VCKS videos, you must be logged into your user account, where you may view all videos on the Virtual Summit page. A VCKS purchase entitles you to one viewing license for your user account. VCKS videos may not be shared, downloaded, screen-recorded or screen-shared, nor may VCKS videos be viewed by giving another person access to your user account. To protect PLPU from unauthorized access, our systems continuously monitor IP traffic to detect if users are accessing the VCKS page from different geographic regions with the same user account.

Cancellations and Transfers

All in-person CKS tickets have a $150 non-refundable processing fee that will be subtracted from any refund you may request pursuant to the following timetable: Refunds requested 90 days prior to the first day of your CKS event will be issued in full, less the $150 processing fee. Refunds requested 60 days to 89 days prior to the first day of your CKS event will be issued at 75% of your ticket value, less the $150 processing fee. Refunds requested 30 days to 59 days prior to the first day of your CKS event will be issued at 50% of your ticket value, less the $150 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for any requests received within less than 30 days prior to the first day of your CKS event.

VCKS purchases are not refundable. All in-person CKS tickets are non-transferable without the prior consent of PLPU.

To request a refund, please contact PLPU at [email protected]. We have a small team so it may take 3-5 days before receiving a response. If you are unable to e-mail, please contact us and send your refund request by mail to Pink Lotus Power Up, 3110 Main Street, The Annex, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Cancelled Events

In the unlikely event of a cancelled or postponed CKS event, we will attempt to contact you to inform you of refund, rescheduling or exchange procedures. If an event is completely cancelled, we will automatically issue you a full refund to the credit card that you used to purchase that ticket.

No Medical Advice

The information and content provided by Dr. Kristi Funk during CKS and VCKS are exclusively for informational purposes and are not intended to create a physician-patient relationship. Furthermore, the information and content are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Our host, Dr. Kristi Funk, is not providing you with a medical consultation nor is Dr. Funk directly addressing any of your personal medical or health concerns. If you are currently under the care of Dr. Kristi Funk as a patient and need to discuss your personal medical condition or how any information you learned during CKS or VCKS may affect your personal medical condition, you must make an appointment with Dr. Kristi Funk in her capacity as your physician at her current place of business and during regular business hours.

Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition you may be facing. Do not disregard professional medical advice you have received or delay seeking such advice because of something you have heard or read during the CKS or VCKS. If you think you may have a medical emergency, you should call your doctor, go to the emergency room, or call 911 immediately. Reliance on any information or content provided during the CKS or VCKS is solely at your own risk. By purchasing CKS tickets or VCKS access, you understand that you release and discharge PLPU and its owners, directors, officers, members, employees, contractors, speakers or agents from any and all liabilities, claims, or demands arising out of or in connection with the program, and you assert that you have the right to enter into this agreement on behalf of yourself and/or anyone for whom you may purchase a registration.

Release of Liability

By purchasing CKS tickets or VCKS video access, you understand that you release and discharge PLPU and its owners, directors, officers, members, employees, contractors, speakers, or agents from any and all liabilities, claims, or demands arising out of or in connection with the event and you further understand that the aforementioned released parties accept no liability of any kind for the acts of any attendees during the in-person CKS, or for the safety of any attendee during and/or while in transit to or from the CKS. PLPU reserves the right to cancel any CKS events without liability. PLPU further reserves the right to admit and the right to exclude any person from its events, or refuse service to any attendee, at the sole discretion of PLPU. Furthermore, PLPU is under no obligation to provide an explanation for its actions, but may do so at its own discretion.

Image and Audio Release

By registering for the in-person CKS, you hereby grant PLPU the right and permission to use, publish and republish photographs, video and/or audio of the CKS event you attended, which may include you in whole or in part, and to use, publish or republish them in any printed or electronic matter or media as PLPU sees fit. By registering for an in-person CKS event, you forever discharge PLPU from any and all claims and liability arising out of or in connection with the use of any photographs, videos or audio recorded at any CKS event.

Failed Orders & Errors

If you do not receive a confirmation number (in the form of a confirmation page or email) after submitting your payment information, or if you experience an error message, power outage, or any kind of Internet service interruption during or while submitting your payment information, it is your responsibility to confirm with PLPU whether or not your order has actually been placed. Only you may be aware of any problems that may occur during the purchase process. PLPU will not be responsible for losses (monetary or otherwise) if you assume that a CKS registration order was not placed because you failed to receive confirmation. For a receipt confirmation, please reach out to us.

Potentially Explicit Content

With the focus of CKS and the VCKS being on women’s health, visual content shown at CKS or in the VCKS videos may contain certain images that could potentially be interpreted as sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to attend a CKS event or view the VCKS.

Please check out one person at a time. If you plan to register more than 1 person, please complete separate registrations for each attendee.

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Event Ticket

Lunch Fri & Sat + Daily Snacks

Workshop Access

Choice of 2 Workshops

Double Classic 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Standard Room

2 Queen Beds

Free Parking & WiFi

Double Patio 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Ground Floor with Patio

2 Queen Beds

Free Parking & WiFi

King Balcony 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Upper Floor with Balcony

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

King Patio 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Ground Floor with Patio

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

Video Access

Requires Event Ticket

Replay Summit Lectures

1 Year Access

View from Anywhere

Double Classic 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Standard Room

2 Queen Beds

Free Parking & WiFi

King Classic 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Standard Room

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

King Balcony 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Upper Floor with Balcony

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

King Suite 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Studio Suite Room

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

VIP Dinner

Private Intimate Group

25 Person Maximum

3 Courses, Wine & Mocktails

Thu, Oct 3: 6-8pm

Double Patio 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Ground Floor with Patio

2 Queen Beds

Free Parking & WiFi

King Classic 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Standard Room

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

King Patio 2N

2 Nights (Fri/Sat)

Ground Floor with Patio

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

King Suite 3N

3 Nights (Thu/Fri/Sat)

Studio Suite Room

1 King Bed

Free Parking & WiFi

All ticket purchases are subject to our Terms and Conditions and to the Event Rules posted on this page, which you must accept during checkout. We look forward to seeing you!