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What is Frocktober?
Frocktober is a fundriasing campaign run by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Frocktober empowers and challenges participants (affectionally known as 'Frockers') to dress up in any way that they can or host a fundraising event and raise urgently-needed funds to support innovative ovarian cancer research.
Frockers are encouraged to share their fundraising efforts to their local community, social network or workplace to raise awareness and funds.
Something as simple as the clothes we put on our back has the potential to start important conversations, raise awareness for the lack of early detection method, personal experiences and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.
How can men get involved in Frocktober?
Frocktober is all about participation—and that includes the guys! Over the years we have seen some very creative ways for Frock-men to get involved—it could be as simple as attending a Frocktober event or wearing a Frocktober pin. Why not join in the challenge by wearing ‘crazy socks’ instead of frocks?
Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t frock up too! Frocks are for everybody!
We acknowledge that there are people who may not identify as women who have ovaries, and we want you to feel included too. There are no limits to who can join Frocktober, regardless of how you identify.
How can I get my workplace involved in Frocktober?
The workplace is a great place to boost your fundraising efforts. Not only will it open up a whole new supporter base, but it’s a great conversation starter around the water cooler. Pitch it to your boss as a way to boost morale and earn some corporate social responsibility points.
- Hosting a ‘Frocking Friday’ or casual clothes day is a fun and easy way to get involved. Participating co-workers can be asked to donate a specific amount to the OCRF for rocking their favourite frocks.
- Organise an afternoon tea. Ask 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.
- Run an office raffle. Everyone loves winning a prize! Collect some items, wrap them beautifully and put it in the lunchroom to boost ticket sales. 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.
Are there any rules to Frocktober Or can I set my own Frocktober challenge?
There ’s no right or wrong way to do Frocktober. Can't commit to the whole month? That’s okay! Want to frock up just on weekends? Do it! Frocktober is about everyone doing their part—however that may look to you.
Check out the ideas hub to get some ideas of what you could do to get involved, or get creative and design your own challenge.
I am organising an event, is there someone I can speak to about organising OCRF pins or information packs?
Of course! Whether you have secured the details of your event, or it is still in the planning stages, register your event here and our Community Fundraising Coordinator, will reach out!
I have great photos from my daily frocks or from my event; what should I do with them?
Remember share them to social media with the hashtag #Frocktober2023, tag the OCRF or send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can celebrate your great work! Who knows, you might even see them pop up on our social media, website and newsletter!
Registration and Supporter Pack
What is the cost to register?
There are three different registration options for Frocktober:
Standard Registration - $30 Includes a supporter pack with a few goodies.
Premium Registration - $70 This registration comes with a supporter pack valued at over $120. You get everything in the standard pack, plus some extra special items!
Packless Registration - $30 If you're not interested in receiving a supporter pack, you can opt for a Packless Registration. This fee helps cover the admin costs for the OCRF and ensures we can continue to bring you a great experience during Frocktober.
If you're hosting an event, you can also opt to add an "event hosting kit" to your pack during registration.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up for Frocktober by following the steps here.
You can join either as a team, individual or workplace!
How do I create or join a team?
You can create or join an existing team while registering for Frocktober when prompted at each step.
If you are looking to join an existing team, you can search for a team here.
Can I participate if I don’t live in Australia?
Frocktober is open to participants from around the world, however we are only able to mail supporter packs within Australia and New Zealand. If you live outside of Australia or New Zealand, please choose the "packless registration" option.
How do I get my Frocktober registration pack?
Once your registration is processed, one of our Frocktober packing fairies will wrap up your goodies and get them ready for you as soon as possible. Your registration pack will be posted via Australia Post regular mail - please expect an average of 5-7 business days for it to reach you.
How do I join a team, If i haven't registered?
To join a team you'll need to register to fundraise for Frocktober. After choosing your supporter pack, and entering your details, we'll ask 'How do you want to fundraise?' This is where you can join an existing team or create a brand new one. Then just finish your registration and you're ready to frock n’ roll!
How do I join a team, if I have already registered?
Log into your account, and in the top area of your dashboard under "Your Team", there are fields to either search and join an existing team, or create a brand new one for you and your friends.
How do I donate?
You can donate by clicking the 'Donate' button on the top right hand side of the page. Through this link, you can either search and donate directly to a individual fundraiser, or you can make a general donation to the OCRF.
How do I receive donations or encourage people to donate?
Donations can be made directly through your fundraising page. Any donations of $2 and above are tax-deductible, providing you aren't giving any goods or services in return for donations.
The best way of encouraging people to donate is to:
- Share the link to your fundraising page.
- Talk about it! On the street, at work, at a café in a store—your frock or Frocktober badge can act as a conversation starter. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, as well as funds. Don’t know where to start?
Check out some of our resources here
Where does the money go?
The donated money goes directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to put towards innovative research projects.
These projects specifically focus on saving lives and improving treatment options for ovarian cancer patients. With your support, we are funding exciting work towards the discovery of an early detection test, as well as more effective therapies that stop ovarian cancer from coming back.
You can find out more about our current projects here.
When do donations close?
Frocktober occurs throughout the month of October, therefore the last official day is 31 October. However, fundraising pages will stay open for three months from their creation date, so that you can collect those last few donations and finalise any post-event donations.
I haven’t received a donation receipt. What should I do?
A receipt should have automatically been sent to you once your donation has been made. Make sure you check your junk or spam folders. If you haven’t received a donation receipt within 5 business days, please contact us at email@example.com or on 1300 682 742.
Why can't I claim raffle tickets or auction prizes as a tax deduction?
We can’t provide legal advice, however the ATO website says that when you are buying items at a charity auction, purchasing raffle tickets, or tickets to attend a fundraising event, then these costs are not considered a gift, and you cannot be provided a deductible gift recipient (DGR) receipt.
For more information, please visit the ATO.
My Fundraising Page
How do I change my profile picture?
To change your profile picture, simply log in to your account and click the 'account' button in the top right hand of your screen. From there, you will see your fundraising page in your account dashboard, and will have the option to edit your page from the 'fundraising' tab. You can also change your profile picture directly from your fundraising page, as long as you're logged in.
How do I share my fundraising page?
You can share your fundraising page to different social media platforms by using the buttons at the top of your fundraising page. You can also copy the url from your browser and paste it into emails, social media posts or an SMS to give your network a direct link to your page.
How do I add an update to my fundraising page?
Ensure you are logged in through your Frocktober account. From your fundraising page, scroll down until you see a button "add update" - this will allow you to share a written update and accompanying photo if you'd like. Note that photos added will appear as a thumbnail alongside your update, not a large image.
Will my fundraising page expire?
Yes, your Frocktober page will automatically expire after 6 months from the date you created it. If you need to have your page expiry extended, or if you want it to be removed for any reason, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I edit the description on my fundraising page?
Ensure you are logged in through your Frocktober account, then access the 'account' dashboard from the top right of your browser window and proceed to the 'fundraising' tab to make any edits to your page description.
If your question is still unanswered, please email email@example.com or call 1300 682 742.