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24.9.09

Frocktober is almost here!


During the month of Frocktober I'll be frocking up in support of the festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The latest statistics across Australia are that, "one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer." For many women with ovarian cancer, the disease is already well advanced when they are first diagnosed.

Unfortunately, there is currently no screening test for ovarian cancer. Frocktober aims to help improve the outlook for women with the disease by supporting the quest for a suitable early detection test, through fundraising for the OCRF.

Through fun – and sometimes quirky – measures, Frocktober is all about:
increasing the public's awareness of ovarian cancer and what it is

• promoting women's health & wellbeing

• celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in.

Essentially, Frocktober puts forward a challenge to girls, women and interested men far and wide: To don a frock for a day, week, fortnight or a full month during October, and get sponsored for it!

So I will be wearing a dress every single day in October, and posting the results daily here on www.ladymelbourne.com.au.

Now that you know what I’ll be up to during Frocktober, there are several ways to sponsor me:
LADY MELBOURNE REFERENCE NUMBER: 523051

• Electronic Funds Transfer:
Account name: Frocktober Inc
BSB 633000
Account number 134323187
Enter my registration number in the 'reference' field from your internet banking service.
This will help track your payment.

• Cheque / Money Order:
Please make payable to Frocktober Incorporated and post to Frocktober Inc, 10 Mulquiney Cres, Highton VIC 3216.

• Simply click on the icon sidebar to use PayPal.

In 2009, October is Frocktober...open up your hearts and wardrobes, it's a frockin' good cause!


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11 comments:

Skye said...

Very, very, very good cause (and of course we all love seeing you in a lovely frock). I shall be pressing that sponsor button promptly!

Blau von T said...

frocktober - I LOVE IT!

Stefanie said...

Fabulous cause! Well done for getting on board...I'm looking forward to seeing all these frocks :)

jennine said...

frocktober is a brilliant.. an excellent cause!

Glamour Bbey said...

Love it!

yulanda said...

Such a great idea for a good cause!

Mizzsharon said...

This is awesome.
But I think "Frocktober" is lacking in publicity, don't you think? Not many know about it and the cause behind it. I reckon it would be a greater success if fashionistas or retail outlets start a trend of some sort.
Like "Buy a frock this month and donate $2 to ....."
Well, I could start off by wearing a frock today aye =)

Miss Madeline said...

A great idea for a great cause!

madeleinemiranda said...

Sounds like a brrlliant idea and a fantastic cause; well done you!!!

Tomorrow said...

good cause. so so so cute. love the blog!
Tomorrow x
www.inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

Traytable said...

Great idea! I might have to try wearing dresses instead of jeans on my days off... Let's see how I go!

Once payday comes, I'll be sending a little cashola to the OCRF!