Honoring its Co-Founder’s Legacy, Newk’s Cares Kicks Off 6th Annual Ovarian Cancer Campaign

Honoring its Co-Founder’s Legacy, Newk’s Cares Kicks Off 6th Annual Ovarian Cancer Campaign
For the sixth straight year, Newk’s Cares, the philanthropic arm of Newk’s Eatery, is raising money and awareness to battle ovarian cancer, the disease that earlier this year took the organization's co-founder Lori Newcomb. The efforts coincide with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, observed each September. Chris Newcomb, Lori’s husband, is co-founder of Newk’s Cares and chief executive officer of the Jackson, Mississippi-based fast-casual restaurant chain. Through the organization’s partnership with Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), Newk’s Cares has raised more than $1 million for research of the disorder, for which 22,530 women this year will receive a diagnosis this year. Because ovarian cancer symptoms often are vague, the disease usually is  diagnosed after it has progressed and is much harder to treat. “This year, we honor my wife Lori by carrying on her passion and personal mission to help all women and all future women affected by this disease,”  Newcomb said in a
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