Frock and roll for research

Tyler Brown dresses up for Frocktober. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d409992
Tyler Brown dresses up for Frocktober. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d409992

I know they’re right most of the time but the trick is finding the right outfit to match the occasion ” something that has become more difficult this month.

For the second year running, I am taking part in Frocktober to raise funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

How you participate is your choice so, like last year, I have taken the challenge of wearing a different dress for every day and every occasion in October.

As I am nearing the end of the month, I have already worn 40 frocks and while I might own 89, it hasn’t been as easy as you’d think trying to find dresses appropriate to wear to work, sporting games, social functions and even a themed hen’s party.

But it is all for a cause close to my heart.

My grandma was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and lost her battle a few years ago, so when I first heard about this fundraising event I couldn’t wait to jump on board.

Then last year a couple of my friends lost their mum at a young age to the disease so I knew I wanted to take part again for 2013.

Ovarian cancer is a disease that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention.

Not many people would know that every 10 hours in Australia one woman dies from it.

And unlike many other cancers, there is no early detection test, which means only 20 to 30 per cent of women diagnosed live past five years.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation aims to raise funds for the development of an early detection test that could change the survival rate to 80 to 100 per cent.

If you would like to donate, go to frocktober.everydayhero.com/au/tyler-brown.