Man From California Plans to Bike 365 Miles to Las Vegas in Less Than 24 Hours to Raise Money for Breast Cancer
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This dedicated cyclist from Southern California is gearing up for the ride of his life. Andy Funk, founder of Pink Lotus Foundation, is prepping for the ultimate bike ride to raise money for breast cancer for the uninsured. Funk plans to ride his bike 365 miles in less than 24 hours from L.A. to Las Vegas hoping to raise funds to provide “100 percent free breast cancer care to low income, uninsured and underinsured women,” shared People. Funk is calling the project, Vegas In 24.
Funk got the idea for the project when his wife, Dr. Kristi Funk, who is a board-certified surgical breast specialist, began “witnessing first-hand so many underserved women who are uninsured, whose health plans don’t cover the procedures they need, or low-income women who cannot get Medi-Cal coverage quickly enough and end up with stage 4 breast cancer.” Funk’s wife is also known for the double mastectomy surgery she performed on Angeline Jolie. “We felt it was time to create a nonprofit that let everyone else focus on the cure, while we focus exclusively on women who need help today, not in 25, 50 or 100 years,” Funk explained.
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