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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Lori’s Day at Newk’s Eatery
September 28 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This disease claims the lives more than 13,000 women in the U.S. each year, and Gainesville residents can make a difference simply by dining out.
On Tuesday, September 28, Newk’s Eatery will donate 20% of all sales at participating locations to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) in honor of Lori Newcomb, wife of Newk’s co-founder, Chris Newcomb.
In 2014, Lori Newcomb was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and launched Newk’s Cares, the charitable arm of Newk’s, to help women like herself.
Lori sadly lost her physical battle with the disease in February 2019, but in her honor Newk’s has become the nation’s largest single donor to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), raising more than $1.6 million to advance ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.
One in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. The symptoms can be subtle and include bloating, difficulty eating, pelvic or abdominal pain, frequent urination, fatigue and back pain.
Through October 5, guests will have multiple ways to participate in the fundraiser, including donating $1, $3 or $5 in the restaurant, online at checkout or NewksCares.com. They can also purchase Newk’s Cares-themed water bottles, Newk’s Cares H2O, online or in restaurants, with 10 cents per bottle donated to OCRA all year long.
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