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Jackson hosts 3rd annual Ovarian Cycle spin celebration

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Bicycle riders from across Mississippi are coming together at the third annual Ovarian Cycle Jackson spin celebration on Thursday, September 29 at the Club at Township.

This event is presented by Newk’s Cares and St. Dominic’s Hospital. The event seeks to raise critical awareness and support of ovarian cancer prevention in addition to funds for treatment research through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA).

According to the National Cancer Institute, women with ovarian cancer have a 46 percent survival rate for the five years after diagnosis, compared to 89 percent for those diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 67 percent among all cancer patients. One reason this number is so high is because many women opt out of an early screening test, like a mammogram, to identify the disease in its most treatable stage.

“Every dollar donated gives researchers the support they need to find prevention, treatments and eventually a cure,” said Lori Newcomb, Newk's Cares co-founder and ovarian cancer survivor. “Until we have those treatment tools, women need to understand and look for the symptoms – including extreme fatigue, lower back pain, and bloating – that could save their lives.”

The Ovarian Cycle Jackson will kick off with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Cycling sessions will start every hour, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., where participants can ride at their own pace while instructors keep their spirits high and smiles wide.

Individual riders and teams are invited to register for one of five 45-minute time slots at NewksCares.com. Closing ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a check presentation of the funds raised at 2:45 p.m.

Over the past two years, Newk’s Cares has raised more than $400,000 through Ovarian Cycle Jackson. Newk's Eatery offers year-round in-restaurant fundraising and ovarian cancer awareness at all 100+ locations with teal straws and 10 cents from every water bottle sold going directly to OCRFA.

For more information, please visit Newk's Cares website and Facebook page.  

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