What is Frocktober?
Frocktober is Australia's most fashionable month-long fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for vital ovarian cancer research through the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
It empowers anyone, anywhere to 'Frock ovarian cancer' for a day, a week or the whole month of October. Something as simple as the clothes we wear has the potential to start important conversations, raise awareness of the lack of an early detection method, the vague ovarian cancer symptoms, to how we as a community can do more to support vital ovarian cancer research. Plus, Frocktober is a fun and easy way to connect with other likeminded people within the community!
All funds raised are donated directly to the OCRF, so we can fund potentially life-saving ovarian cancer research projects. To learn more about the OCRF and our work, visit our website.
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The spirit of Frocktober
Frocktober is all about embracing diversity and coming together as a community. Whether your personal style is boho or vintage rockabilly, corporate or eclectic, or if you're a DIY seamstress or an avid op shopper—Frocktober is the fundraiser for you. People of all genders, identities and backgrounds are encouraged to join.
Can’t commit to the whole month? Just want to frock up once, or on weekends? Frocktober gives you the flexibility to take part as often as you like. Check out some popular ways to frock up here, or get creative and design your own challenge.
Frocktober celebrates creativity in all its glory. We’ve seen wedding dresses, costumes, handmade creations—there’s no right or wrong way to frock up. You do YOU!
Why ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal and least understood cancers. Over the next 10 years, an estimated 14,000 Australian women will die from it.
Every dollar raised by Frocktober participants ("Frockers") supports the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) in their mission to develop and early detection test, as well as more personalised, targeted therapies to treat ovarian cancer.
1 woman dies from ovarian cancer every 8 hours
An early detection test will save 8,000 women over the next decade
Only 29% of women with late-stage ovarian cancer will survive past 5 years