Shop for the cause. The following companies and brands partner with OCRFA to raise awareness and money for ovarian cancer. Learn about each company and their unique products, then click through to their websites to start shopping for the cause.
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 OCRFA. 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 OCRFA, 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.”
Dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer and in a continual effort to raise awareness, Alex Woo designed the Activist HOPE Ribbon pendant as a sleek sculpture that can stand up on its own-a subtle reminder to stay united and strong. Each piece is hand finished and made in their New York workshop, no two pieces are exactly the same – making each one special and unique. 20% of the purchase price is donated to OCRFA.
Maintaining its mission of philanthropy since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, expanded their LifeRide motorcycle project and rode through Los Angeles in September 2016 in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.
“Our LifeRide project has been a way of making noise for a cause that we passionately believe in and support,” says Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA, and motorcycle enthusiast since he was a teenager. “I feel strongly in supporting women’s causes, so extending LifeRide to OCRFA was a natural next step. Ovarian cancer is something that unfortunately touches so many.”
During Kiehl’s LifeRide for OCRFA, motorcycle riders, led by Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo, rode through the LA area, making stops at Kiehl’s stores and counters, educating customers on the work and importance of OCRFA. The two-day, multi-stop charity ride took place September 21-22, 2016.
Through its ongoing ‘AMORE, ITALIA, FOLONARI’ campaign, Folonari Wines has partnered this year with Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. Joining forces with OCRFA gives Folonari a national platform to continue their fight against ovarian cancer with the ‘Time to Teal with Folonari’ campaign.
Frederick Wildman and Sons will working together with its trade partners—wholesalers, retailers and restaurants—in promoting Folonari as THE wine that ‘gives back’ to Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Throughout the month of September—Ovarian Cancer Awareness month—Folonari will donate .50c of every bottle sold, to the OCRFA, for up to $10,000.
ONEHOPE Foundation creates products that inspire people to indulge themselves while doing good. People often buy ONEHOPE wine because of what ONEHOPE stands for, to make an impact in the world. Their commitment to quality wine is as important as their commitment to the causes they support, like OCRFA.
ONEHOPE Foundation offers a variety of wines to support OCRFA. Each bottle purchased educates a minimum of 50 women about the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Purchase ONEHOPE Wine Reserve Tier Sonoma County Rosé and you will be educating 100 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. And every bottle of ONEHOPE Wine Reserve Tier Sparkling Rosé you purchase educates 200 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
SEE, the trendy, high quality eyewear stores, has supported OCRFA since 2011 through its “Protect Your Privates” campaign every September. The campaign is designed to increase awareness, raise funds for OCRFA and engage people in the cause. SEE’s donates $10 ($15 retail price) from the sale of SEE’s exclusive “Protect Your Privates” T-shirt sold in stores and on www.seeeyewear.com. And every Monday in September, throughout SEE’s 41 stores, SEE will make a donation for every new pair of prescription or non-prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses purchased, with a minimum donation of $7,500. The face of the campaign is CEO Richard Golden’s wife, Shelley, a passionate ovarian cancer survivor who feels, “it is crucial to get ovarian cancer information in the hands of all women.”
SKICKS is making an impact on ovarian cancer, with their Ovarian Cancer Awareness sneakers. Made with high quality canvas, breathable vent holes, and foam pad insoles, and featuring a signature teal ribbon, these tennis-style low top sneakers are a fashionable way to show your support for the cause. In addition to raising awareness, they also fund the fight, as SKICKS is donating 15% of the purchase price of every pair of teal low-top sneakers to OCRFA.
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 $5.00 per box) is donated to OCRFA to find a cure for ovarian cancer. Since 2000, Just One Miracle has donated over of $20,000 per year to OCRFA.