Lori Newcomb was shockingly diagnosed with the disease in 2013. “I kept thinking, I am going to wake up from this dream,” she admits. “No one in my family has cancer, and to be diagnosed at the age of 42 was shocking.” Before her diagnosis, Lori loved to exercise. “I went to spin class every morning with a group of friends! I absolutely loved it; it was free therapy,” she laughs.
While undergoing treatment, Newcomb found herself searching Ovarian Cancer on the internet, and she came across an intriguing event. “I came across the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) and noticed this spin event. I thought it was so cool. It perfectly combined my love of spin, raising awareness and finding a cure,” she smiles.
With the great support of her husband, Chris, CEO of Newk’s Eatery, Lori helped start the Newk's Cares program, as well as Jackon’s first Ovarian Cycle spin event. Next Thursday, September 29, you are invited to come spin for a cure! From 9:00am until 2:00pm, The Club at the Township in Ridgeland is hosting the fun, high energy event! “OCRFA’s Ovarian Cycle Jackson, a third-year event presented by Newk’s Eatery and Newk’s Cares, is an indoor cycling event dedicated to raising funds for OCRFA’s ovarian cancer research and support programs. The event is open to men and women, from beginning riders to experienced indoor cyclists.”
Lori smiles, “It is a day of fellowship and fun. People are there supporting family or friends affected by Ovarian Cancer. This event celebrates survivorship and fighting that fight. It is truly a fun day filled with laughter and music.” To date, the spin event has raised an overwhelming $420,000!!! We hope to see all of you at the event next Thursday!! Don't forget to wear your teal in support of finding a cure!
For more information on the Ovarian Cycle event, please click here! For more information on Newk’s Cares and their support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness, please click here.
Ovarian Cancer can be tough to diagnose. If you or any of your loved ones have the following symptoms, please visit a doctor immediately:
~ Abdominal swelling, bloating, pressure or fullness
~ Pelvic Discomfort or pain
~ Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
~ Change in bowel habits
~ Lack of energy
~ Lower back pain
~ Loss of appetite
Logo courtesy of the OCRFA's Ovarian Cycle Ride