Shop for the cause. The following companies and brands partner with OCRA to raise awareness and money to fight ovarian cancer. Learn about each company and their unique products, then click through to their websites to start shopping to support OCRA’s research and programs.
When Lori Newcomb was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer, Lori and her husband Chris, Co-founder and CEO of Newk’s Eatery, saw an opportunity to save women’s lives through their rapidly expanding restaurant brand. Based in Jackson, Miss., Newk’s Eatery is leading the next generation of fast-casual with its culinary-driven menu prepared in Newk’s open-view kitchens, featuring made-from-scratch soups, fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and desserts. Founded in 2004, Newk’s currently operates and franchises more than 100 restaurants in 13 states and is gaining national attention for commitment to community. The couple started Newk’s Cares —a year-round ovarian cancer awareness movement—in 2014, which has since raised nearly $500,000 for ovarian cancer research.
In April 2016, Newk’s Eatery called its guests to action, uniting partners and patrons across the brand’s 100 restaurants to raise money for research through OCRA. Through in-store and online donations, Newk’s guests rallied behind the cause, surpassing the $100,000 goal and funding critical research to put an end to ovarian cancer.
In September 2016, Newk’s “went teal,” switching out their signature black cups for teal ones, as well as permanently replacing the brand’s traditional red straws with teal straws. Newk’s is also making its stand against ovarian cancer an enduring one by unveiling “Newk’s Cares” water bottles— replacements for Newk’s 2-O water bottles. 10₵ from every water bottle sold year-round is donated to OCRA, giving diners a chance to join the fight against ovarian cancer 365 days a year.
Newk’s is hosting fundraisers throughout the year, while also providing educational materials in-house and online at NewksCares.com and on Facebook to raise greater awareness of what has been dubbed this generation’s “silent killer.”
Marlyn Schiff promised her mother she would carry on the fight against ovarian cancer with passion, tenacity, and love that would make her proud. In her mother’s honor, the company offers a unique Teal to Heal collection of jewelry, incorporating teal tones that can be worn by those supporting the fight. 50% of the purchase price from the “Teal to Heal” collection made before Dec. 31, 2022 will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $1,500.
Just One Miracle prints and sells note cards to raise funds to support ovarian cancer research. The company was founded by Alison Walsh in 2000 as part of her personal fight against ovarian cancer. More than 50 original seasonal flower and wildlife card designs, most designed by Alison herself, are available. 100% of JOM profits (about $7.00 per box) is donated to OCRA to find a cure for ovarian cancer. Since 2000, Just One Miracle has donated over $175,000 to OCRA.
We’re grateful for all of our supporters, from our generous national partners to the many local small businesses who are making a difference one heartfelt gift at a time. Here are just a few of the individuals and companies who are bringing us closer to a world without ovarian cancer by donating a portion of sales to OCRA.
Seek & Swoon’s knit throw blankets are all about beauty and inspiration, and their Hope Throw is no exception—the gorgeous teal and white throw will brighten anyone’s day, and every sale brings us closer to ovarian cancer cures. $10 from the sale of every teal Hope Throw is donated to OCRA.
Coconu founders Sarah Warnick Belzer and Taylor Warnick know the impact of ovarian cancer firsthand, as it took the life of their mother, Kathy, when she was just 58 years old. Coconu believes the way to make progress is through supporting research, so every purchase of its organic personal lubricants support OCRA in Kathy’s name. 10% of the purchase price of each Coconu product sold on coconu.com will be donated to OCRA.
Designer Nikki Zazzali, founder of Revive Jewelry, created the Ovarian Cancer Collection so you can wear your support wherever you go. Each handmade piece is inspired by cell images of ovarian cancer, and every purchase brings us closer to cures. 10% of the purchase price is donated to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.