Newk’s Cares Campaign to Battle Ovarian Cancer Enters Fifth Year

Newk’s Cares Campaign to Battle Ovarian Cancer Enters Fifth Year
Hoping to improve the rate of early ovarian cancer diagnoses by supporting early detection through symptom awareness and research funding, Newk’s Cares enters its fifth year having raised more than $970,000 since 2014 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA). The alliance is the world's leading organization dedicated to ovarian cancer research and education. Newk's Eatery, the Jackson, Mississippi-based restaurant chain with more than 130 locations in 15 states, sponsors the philanthropic effort with various promotions and events. During September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Newk's turned its collection of collectible cups teal, the campaign's color. The restaurants have also supplanted their red straws with teal ones. The Newk's-sponsored indoor cycling event, Ovarian Cycle Jackson, held Sept. 20, drew about 170 riders, who collected donations individually or as teams. A total donation of $250,000 was presented to OCRA. In August, Newk’s Cares teamed with St. Dominic Hospital to enhance disease awareness and support prevention and treatment through a Lunch & Learn event in Jackson. At the event, patients and professionals discussed the disease’s symptoms and research outlook. Through March, Newk’s Eateries will feature a Thai-inspired chicken soup with garlic, turmeric, and bell peppers, which contain antioxidants thought
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