1 October, since 2012, for me, has meant the start of Frocktober. October is the month I wear a dress each day to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
Ovarian cancer is known as a ‘silent killer’ as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers, there is no early detection test. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages and only 20-30% of women survive beyond five years of diagnosis. Survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.
The OCRF is trying to develop an early detection test, and that’s where Frocktober and fundraising comes in. If you can spare a few dollars, every little bit helps – let’s get this early detection test and save lives. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!