Help the OCRF find an early detection test in style.
Currently one woman dies every ten hours in Australia from ovarian cancer because there is no early detection test.
By taking part in Frocktober, you can play a vital role in changing this statistic, by assisting us in
raising community awareness and vital research funds, which will contribute to finding an effective early detection method, and in turn improve the prognoses for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
What is Frocktober?
Throughout October, the Frocktober campaign invites women to band together and don their most darling dresses, while raising funds for the OCRF. For a day, a week, or the whole month, something as simple as the clothes we put on our back has the potential to start important conversations, raising awareness about the lack of an early detection test, and much needed funds for ovarian cancer research. Frocktober is also about shared women’s experiences and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.
Why should I frock up?
Frocktober empowers women of all backgrounds, lifestyles and fabulous fashion senses to support a common cause: ovarian cancer research. It’s a chance to connect with like-minded women, share personal experiences, and play a pivotal role in the journey towards an early detection test for ovarian cancer.
So ladies, let’s frock!
How do I get involved?
Frocktober is all about participation, in whichever form that may take. Dedicated supporters might curate a month-long Frocktober wardrobe, uploading a snap of themselves in a different dress each day to their social channels. Others may choose to gather a group of friends to frock up and attend a single event.
To get the cogs turning, we have come up with a few examples that have worked well in the past.
The workplace is a great place to begin your fundraising effort. Chat to your boss about hosting a Frock Friday or casual clothes day, with participating employees asked to donate a specified amount to the OCRF.
High tea or dinner party
Organise a group of friends to join you for a high tea or dinner. You could host the event at your home, asking attendees to make a donation in return for a delicious meal. Alternatively, seek out a local venue that would be willing to make a donation.
Host a clothes swap to exchange old items for new ones. Your unloved items might be another person’s gold mine. A donation either upon entry or per item is an easy way to raise funds that could be done between friends or on a larger community scale.
Collect some items, wrap them beautifully and put it in the lunch room for your co-workers to buy raffle tickets. You can get creative with the prizes, whether it be a collection of tasty goodies, a gift voucher or maybe even an office perk like a special lunch with the boss.
Arrange for a group to participate in a local fun run. It can be a good excuse to get some exercise, while also generating exposure for ovarian cancer on a public scale. Order one of the OCRF fun run supporter packs from our website and get training!
Organise a fashion show at a local clothing store with an entry fee going to the OCRF. Approach local stores, positioning it as an opportunity to show off their latest styles. Alternatively, you could host one with your girlfriends, crack out the Champagne and model your favourite fashions from years gone by.
Local businesses are often very willing to donate auction prizes in return for some brand exposure, and bidders receive something in return for their generous donation. This could also be a good addition to another event you might be hosting like a morning tea or dinner.
Community quiz nights can bring people together while also raising money via entry fees. Ask an extroverted friend to act as MC, and seek out donated prizes. You could always run a raffle on the night to collect some gold coins towards your fundraising goal.
For an event with a little more glamour, consider hiring out a hall and hosting a ball or cocktail party. Events catered with food and wine could charge hundreds of dollars per ticket, and a photographer may be willing to donate some time to capturing all of the red carpet action.
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