• Frocktober raises funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. The classic Frocktober Challenge is to wear a dress every day for the month of October.
  • One woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer. There is currently no early detection test. Women are usually diagnosed in the late stages of the disease - when the cancer has spread to other organs in the body.
  • Wear a dress every day, once a week or just once during October and document your efforts with the hashtag #Frocktober2015 and raise funds and awareness for the OCRF.

We have partnered with Everyday Hero to make supporting Frocktober as easy and fun as possible! 

Fundraising Ideas

  • Frocking up every day, once a week or just once during October and documenting your efforts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Frocktober2015
  • Holding a ‘Frock Friday’ at work or school with a gold coin donation (this is often a chance for the frock-fellas to get involved!)
  • Inviting friends to a frock-themed afternoon tea or garden party

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Frocktober2015 to share your efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF)

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.


  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death of all gynaecological cancers.

  • Unlike other cancers, there is NO early detection test.

  • Ovarian cancer has a lower survival rate than both breast and cervical cancer.

  • 80% of women are already in the advanced stages of the disease when diagnosed.

  • Over 50% of the community incorrectly believe a pap smear diagnoses ovarian cancer.

  • Without at least one healthy ovary a child will not be born.

  • The key to changing these statistics and giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is early detection.

  • You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference.

  • Research is the answer.

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation




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