How to Raise Awareness for Frocktober 2020

How to Raise Awareness for Frocktober 2020

Frocktober is all about raising funds for the important work of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. OCRF’s mission is to develop an early detection test, as well as more personalised, targeted therapies to treat ovarian cancer. It is heartbreaking to know that in Australia one woman dies of ovarian cancer every eight hours. This is something that we here at Review and The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation want to help change (one frock at a time) and we are sure you do too. Frocktober empowers women across the country to express their fashionable flair through sharing pictures of their favourite frocks with a community of passionate women who are all about raising money for a good cause.

13 October 2020
Frocktober
Frocktober

What Is Frocktober?

What Is Frocktober?

Frocktober is all about raising funds for the important work of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. OCRF’s mission is to develop an early detection test, as well as more personalised, targeted therapies to treat ovarian cancer. It is heartbreaking to know that in Australia one woman dies of ovarian cancer every eight hours. This is something that we here at Review and The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation want to help change (one frock at a time) and we are sure you do too. Frocktober empowers women across the country to express their fashionable flair through sharing pictures of their favourite frocks with a community of passionate women who are all about raising money for a good cause.

Frocktober
Frocktober

Understanding the Facts

Understanding the Facts

Only 29% of women diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer will survive past five years.
Just 19% of cases are diagnosed in the early stages due to vagueness of symptoms and lack of early testing available.
 
An early detection test will save 8,000 women over the next decade by catching the cancer in its earliest stage when it is more treatable and less likely to return.
 

64% of the community incorrectly believe that a Pap smear will detect ovarian cancer, which is not the case. The development of new tests is imperative for detection and diagnosis.

The number of women being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is increasing every year. It is projected that by 2030, 2200 women will be diagnosed per year. OCRF aims to save more and more lives every year.

49% of early detection research in Australia has been funded by the OCRF, thanks to the generosity of its supporters.

 

 

How You Can Make a Difference This Frocktober

How You Can Make a Difference This Frocktober

Frock up to help fund life-saving ovarian cancer research and change the future for Aussie women and girls! All you need to do to take part is dress in one of your beloved frocks then participate in the ‘8-Hour Frocktober Challenge’ while sharing your involvement across social media.

Follow these simple steps:

1.
Share your favourite frock photo on social media

2.
Include a Frocktober fact and tag
@ocrf #8hourchallenge #frocktober

3.
Nominate a friend to take up the challenge in 8 hours

4.
Sell or hold a #Frocktion for the dress in your photo, or not! You can sell your dress however you choose, whether you use Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Depop or another method – all frocks sold will support vital ovarian cancer research.

Once you've sold your frock,

 

For your chance to have your #Frocktion featured on the @review_australia account, be sure to tag #reviewgirl and we’d love to show our support!

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Frocktober