Love the Frock You’re In!
Frocktober is your chance to raise funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, while you re-discover and re-love the fabulous frocks at the back of your cupboard... Instead of buying something new, pull out something old and... get dressed! (pun intended) So this October, help us raise some funds for this frockin' good cause!
There's heaps of ways you can get involved this year! You could wear a dress every day, hold a frock-tail party, or even dare your male workmates to frock up... your imagination is the limit! Head along to the 'How to Participate' tab to find out all the frocky ways you can get involved!
So hit the 'Start Fundraising' button on the left hand side of the screen to create your own Frocktober event and start fundraising for a frockin' good cause. The below Frocktober Guidelines will also help you create a successful fun event.
Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
Every ten hours, one woman dies from ovarian cancer in Australia. The key to changing this statistic is early detection.
Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Our goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.
We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our community and business supporters to assist in driving our research forward.
Together we can raise awareness of ovarian cancer in Australian communities and the importance of developing a detection test that identifies the level of ovarian cancer in a patient and its extent of advancement. A test that can greatly improve long-term survival rates of Australian women.
Contact OCRF: 1300 682 742.
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