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#frocktober roundup

#frocktober finished on Saturday. 31 days of frocks! It was hard…not running a marathon, giving birth or living with Ovarian cancer hard but it’s hard to wear frocks every single day! I cheated numerous times with shorts or pants under my frock just to break things up…and maybe disguise legs in a not fit for frock state ? Anywho, the important thing is I completed the task at hand, wore frocks for 31 days and raised an amazing $1550 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. I am so proud of this amount and so very grateful to all those who donated, took the time each day to comment on my photos or compliment my frock at school pickup as #frocktober isn’t just about raising money (although that is MUCH needed), it’s about raising the level of awareness of signs and symptoms amongst women so this cancer is caught before it’s too late.

  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death of all gynaecological cancers.
  • Unlike other cancers, there is NO early detection test.
  • Ovarian cancer has a lower survival rate than both breast and cervical cancer.
  • 80% of women are already in the advanced stages of the disease when diagnosed.
  • Over 50% of the community incorrectly believe a pap smear diagnoses ovarian cancer.
  • Without at least one healthy ovary a child will not be born.
  • The key to changing these statistics and giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is early detection.
  • You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference.
  • Research is the answer.
  • The key to changing these statistics and giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is early detection.
  • You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference.
  • Research is the answer.

I had some amazing sponsors on board for this #frocktober challenge and I would like to give them all a shoutout for their generosity to this cause:

These are all fabulous businesses, many of whom sponsor others in this cause and many other causes as well. Huge thank yous from the bottom of my heart (& my ovaries!).

I can’t wait to come back in 2016 with an even bigger and better #frocktober xxxx