The 2024 Cancer-Kicking! Summit
Southern California Summit Information
Empowerment Starts Now
Calling all women, teens and up! Join us on October 18-20 for our 2nd annual SoCal Cancer-Kicking! Summit in Rancho Mirage, California.
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 45% of 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 virtual or in-person experience that will unshackle you from mental chains, energize you with achievable goals, and empower you with lasting friends.
How did it all start? Dr. Funk explains how the idea of the Cancer-Kicking! Summit came to be on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.
2024 Summit Event Schedule (Preliminary)
Thursday, October 3
3pm – 9pm: Early Summit Check In and Packet Pickup
Friday, October 4
7am – 9am: Summit Check In and Packet Pickup
9am – 1pm: Summit, Day 1
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 5pm: Workshops
6pm – 8pm: VIP Dinner
Saturday, October 5
9am – 1pm: Summit, Day 2
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 5pm: Workshops
Sunday, October 6
9am – 1pm: Summit, Day 3
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
During our first annual Summit in 2021, we received many requests to add additional information, activities and workshops with topics of interest. As a result, we have extended the Summit to 3 days, allowing the addition of several topic-specific workshops. 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. Reservation links will be sent out to all attendees 1-2 before the Summit.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
This workshop is provided by Dr. Kristi Funk and focuses on Hormone Replacement Therapy, its backstory, benefits and risks. We discuss who may benefit, who may not and what alternatives are available. Attendees will walk away from this workshop having a deep understanding of the topic.
Sound Bath 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 reduce the risk of chronic conditions and disease.
Writing – the Hidden Healer
Writing can be an incredibly powerful tool. From providing focus and coping with attention deficit, to soothing the soul, clearing the mind and dealing with emotions, writing may sound so simple – but it is a powerhouse! Rory Green will walk you through how to best tackle this new skill and how to apply it to your life or possibly even profession.
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.
Embracing Fitness and Making It Stick
This workshop is lead by Pink Lotus co-founder Andy Funk. Andy is also the founder of Ho’Omau Endurance co, has invested in numerous sports technology ventures, and has competed in over 100+ races, including the world championship level in Ironman triathlon. Andy has an extremely deep knowledge of health & fitness and holds 6 coaching and endurance sports certifications. During this workshop, we will walk through 1) how the American fitness industry is taking advantage of common people’s lack of knowledge and why most fitness plans are doomed to fail before they even begin, 2) how to do a proper assessment and set a baseline before we get busy, 3) how to read and interpret basic fitness data and information so that you can tell when and why you are hitting your goals or missing them, 4) how to make fitness part of your lifestyle rather than something you “must do”, 5) what equipment you should and should not own and why, plus plenty of other wisdom.
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 originally lasted a year and 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 20,000+ 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 is 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 Pacific Palisades, CA, with her husband and triplet sons.
View Dr. Funk’s full biography including awards and honors.
Lodging at the Summit host hotel is completely optional, and you are free to make your own arrangements. If you plan to purchase a discounted hotel room for your Summit stay, please check back here in approximately 2-3 weeks to complete your reservation.
Rancho Mirage is easily accessible from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego via the major freeway systems in Souther California.
The Rancho Mirage Mansion and the host hotel are within a 20-30 min drive from Palm Springs International Airport. Alternatively, guests can fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), John Wayne International Airport (SNA) in Orange County or San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego. Driving distances from all these airports are fairly similar, with John Wayne and Long Beach being the closest ones, respectivley.
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
VCKS purchases are not refundable. All in-person CKS tickets are non-transferable without the prior consent of PLPU. All CKS VIP, special offer and discounted Early Bird registrations purchased are non-refundable and these sales are considered final.
Early bird and discounted reservations are final and non-refundable. All Tier 1 tickets have a $145 non-refundable processing and registration fee that will be subtracted from your refund amount. Refunds for Tier 1 tickets must be received on or January 31, 2022. Tier 1 tickets purchased after this date are non-refundable and considered final. All Tier 2 tickets have $245 non-refundable processing and registration fee that will be subtracted from your refund amount. Refunds for Tier 2 tickets must be received on or before April 30, 2022. Tier 2 tickets purchased after this date are non-refundable and considered final. To request a refund, please contact PLPU at [email protected]. We have a small team so please allow 2-3 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.
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 is exclusively for informational purposes and is not intended to create a physician-patient relationship. Furthermore, the information and content is 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 in 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.
Before purchasing your tickets, please review the following in detail:
- Hotel lodging is optional, you can attend the Summit and make your own lodging accommodations.
- If you purchase discounted hotel lodging, your overnight stays will be for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
- The VIP Dinner is held on Friday evening and has a maximum of 25 guests. It will also sell out fast.
- All Summit tickets include Summit access, Workshop access and Daily Lunch.
- Host hotel purchase options will be made available soon (you can still reserve your Summit tickets now at the current price).
- Checkout and submit only 1 registration per person