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About Frocktober

What is Frocktober?

Frocktober is the campaign that empowers women around Australia to channel their creative flair through their favourite frocks, all while raising urgently-needed funds for the OCRF’s innovative research projects that help to shine a light on ovarian cancer.

For a day, a week or the whole month of October, something as simple as the clothes we put on our back has the potential to start important conversations, raising awareness of the lack of early detection method, of women’s experiences, and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.

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The spirit of Frocktober


Frocktober is all about embracing diversity and coming together as a community. Whether you’re boho or rockabilly, corporate or creative, a seamstress or a shopper—Frocktober is the fundraiser for you.


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 should I Frock up?

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

An early detection test has the potential to save 8,000 women over the next decade, as it will allow the cancer to be caught in its earliest stages, when it is more treatable and less likely to return. This year, we need our dedicated Frockers more than ever this year as we face a significant research funding gap. Frock up to help fund life-saving ovarian cancer research and change the future for Aussie women and girls.

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Why I frock up - Liz Paganoni

It’s been 20 years since my mum died of ovarian cancer, but I think about her every day. And now, two decades later, I know so many women in the same situation. That’s why I’m getting loud this Frocktober — for my mum, for my friends, for my kids, and for everyone whose loved one has been taken from them due to ovarian cancer.

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When you frock up, you help to raise urgently-needed funds for a cause that impacts every woman: ovarian cancer research.

 It’s a chance to connect with like-minded women, share personal experiences, and play a pivotal role in the journey towards an early detection test that will save women's lives.

Plus, Frocktober is a fun and easy way to get involved in a cause that really needs greater funding and awareness in the Australian community, and beyond!