In Australia alone, one woman dies every eight hours from ovarian cancer
The OCRF is making headway towards finding an early detection test for ovarian cancer, and improving the lives of Australian women threatened by this insidious disease. But we couldn’t do any of it without the dedication, time, effort and passion of the heroes that help us everyday - the people who raise funds on our behalf.
There are many ways to fundraise on behalf of the OCRF. You can get involved by hosting your own event, participating in a fun run, or participating in one of our fundraising campaigns. You may even have a unique fundraising idea that you would like to share with us.
Whether it’s your mother, wife, sister, friend, or daughter - every woman you know will benefit from your generous support.
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Organise your own event
You don’t need to wait for a campaign to fundraise on our behalf—you can empower your friends, family and local community to do their part to support Australian women by hosting your own fundraising event or activity at any time throughout the year.
This is your opportunity to raise funds your way, whether you want to have an intimate gathering or an event that brings your wider networks together.
Organise a group of friends to join you for a high tea. You could host the event at your home, asking attendees to bring their favourite dessert.
The workplace is a great place to fundraise. Chat to your boss about hosting a casual clothes day, with employees asked to donate to the OCRF.
Donate auction items
Local businesses are often very willing to donate auction prizes in return for brand exposure, and bidders receive something for their donation.
Community quiz nights can raising money via entry fees and raffles. Ask an extroverted friend to act as MC, and seek out donated prizes.
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Run for #teamOCRF
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or want to set yourself a new type of challenge, #teamOCRF is your chance to join a community of passionate supporters around Australia all running for a single cause - to raise urgently needed funds for innovative ovarian cancer research.
The best part is that you don’t need to be an athlete to take part. With events ranging from 5km walks to ultra-marathons, there’s something for every fitness level.
All you have to do is have a desire to help save Australian women’s lives.
We’ll be here for you every step of the way during your training and preparation, including providing fundraising tips, inspiration, and resources to make your experience as simple, fun and impactful as possible.
Need a goal to get started? Just make sure you raise at least $250 as part of #teamOCRF in any fun run or marathon event, and you’ll get your running shirt for free!
Find an event in your area
For a day, a week or the whole month of October, 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 women’s experiences, and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.
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An integral part of Witchery’s annual fundraising efforts is their partnership involvement in the White Shirt Campaign, creating a special capsule collection of white shirts available in Witchery stores across Australia and New Zealand.
One hundred percent of gross proceeds from all of these white shirt collection sales go directly to ovarian cancer research.
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