Surgeons bike from California to Maryland to fundraise for free joint replacements — 5 details

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Surgeons from the Indianapolis-based Midwest Center for Joint Replacement biked across the country to raise money for Operation Walk Midwest, a nonprofit providing free joint replacement surgery for patients in need, according to local news affiliate FOX 59.

Five details:

1. Led by Mike Berend, MD, the four-surgeon team took a 3,100-mile journey from San Diego to Annapolis, Md.

2. The Race Across America began June 15 and ended June 22.

3. The riders took 30-minute shifts, with one rider on the road at all times.

4. They had a crew of eight people with four vehicles to help them complete the seven-day race.

5. The surgeons plan to use the proceeds to travel to Guatemala in 2020, where they will perform 100-plus joint replacements in four days.

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