Newk’s Cares Raises Over $500,000 in 3 Years for Ovarian Cancer Research

Newk’s Cares Raises Over $500,000 in 3 Years for Ovarian Cancer Research
Newk’s Cares, the ovarian cancer awareness movement launched by the fast-casual Newk’s Eatery, has reached a fundraising milestone of more than $500,000 in three years. Earlier this year, Newk’s Eatery rallied its restaurants to raise over $110,000 for the cause, in honor of the brand’s 100th restaurant opening. On the organization’s Ovarian Cycle Jackson third anniversary, Sept. 29, a spin celebration united riders and collected a total of $159,395 in donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA). These two major efforts, together with Newk’s Cares year-round in-restaurant campaign — which donates $0.10 from every water bottle sold to ovarian cancer research — helped the organization surpass the half-million-dollar mark. "At the start of Newk's Cares, none of us could have predicted we would be passing the $500,000 mark two years in and have had the opportunity to engage hundreds of women and their loved ones in a conversation that has life-saving potential," Chris Newcomb, Newk’s Eatery co-founder and chief executive officer, said in a press release. Newk’s Cares was created in 2014 from a kitchen table idea, after co-founder and Chris Newcomb’s wife, Lori Newcomb, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, it has grown to be a national campaign in partnership with the OCRFA — one of the largest global organizations dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research and supporting patients and their families — featuring in-store and online educational resources in all Newk’s Eatery franchise-
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