Frocktober returns this October for another year of raising awareness for Ovarian Cancer.Â Throughout October, the Frocktober campaign invites women to band together and wear their favourite dresses while raising funds for the OCRF.
The statistics for this type of cancer are scary so the more awareness and funds raised, hopefully we will see a decline in deaths over future years.
According to the Cancer Australia government website, in 2013, there were 1,394Â new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in Australia. In 2017, it is estimated that 1,580Â new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in Australia and currently,Â ovarian cancer is estimated to be the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in females in Australia. The number of new cases of Ovarian Cancer diagnosed has increased over the years however the rate of surviving for 5 years post diagnosisÂ has too increased which is quite optimistic.
Without the fundraising and cancer research, those statistics could be greatly different so with improvement in diagnosis more cases can now be detected…but not without important funds from campaigns such as Frocktober.
For a day, a week or the whole month, 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 womenâ€™s experiences, and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.
Frocktober empowers women of all backgrounds, lifestyles and fabulous fashion senses to support a common cause: ovarian cancer research. Itâ€™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 for ovarian cancer.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?Â
Frock Up! Snap yourself and upload to your social media channels tagging instagram.com/ocrf and #frocktober
Register to support Frocktober and hold a fashionable get together to raise money for this important event or support someone who has registered. MUM TIME has registered to raise some money over October and would love your support. Go to our supporters page HERE to donate.