Frocktober 2014 | Team Kimba Likes

Frocktober 2014 Team Kimba LikesI’m rocking on with my frock on for Frocktober for the third time in as many years. I’d love for you to join me!

I’ve set up Team Kimba Likes – where you can link your fundraising page to join me.  Because everything is more fun with friends!

You can click here to check out my previous Frocktobering efforts.

Frocktober 2014 Team Kimba Likes

What’s the cause?

Why do I wear 31 dresses in 31 days every Frocktober?  Because I want to do my little bit in helping to achieve a really important goal.  An early detection test for ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer.  By the time most people find out they have ovarian cancer, it is often too late.  There is currently no early detection test.  Getting a regular pap smear will not detect ovarian cancer (but get them anyway, they’re bloody important).

OCRF, aka the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, are doing groundbreaking work.  They’re close … but not close enough.

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How can I help?

  • Join Team Kimba Likes and fundraise
  • If your company is all about frocks, then I’d love to give you some publicity by rocking your frock in exchange for a donation.  Email me!
  • Talk to people about the silent killer and let them know a pap smear isn’t going to pick it up.
  • Educate yourself about ovarian cancer so you can keep an eye out for odd symptoms and get checked up ASAP

But I don’t have 31 dresses!

There is absolutely no obligation to wear 31 dresses in 31 days.  This is just an additional challenge that I’ve set myself.  You could frock up every Friday, or play along with just two dresses.  Wear fancy socks or bow ties or flowers in your hair.  You don’t have to participate every day, just when you can.

Here are some fabulous ways that you can Frocktober within your community, courtesy of Frocktober.

  • The 31 Day Challenge: Don a frock for the whole month, a week or just one day, and get sponsored for it! You could even wear a different dress every day (or the same dress for 31 days!). Borrowing frocks from friends and family is half the fun! Or, how about a week, or fortnight, or every friday?
  • Challenge your mates: Have you seen Donna sporting anything but pants since wearing that purple taffeta number at a wedding in 1987? Put some money on it, and get those unlikely few to step outside their comfort zone for a good cause!
  • Frock Friday: Ask your colleagues to get involved, and book out a Friday to have some frivolously frocky fun at work, and pass a hat around.
  • Frock-tail party: Invite your frock loving friends for a fun night good-times, with a few frock-tails (and a frock-mock-tail).
  • Dude in a dress: Guys can wear a dresses too! Get your gentleman friends to frock up but if they’re not keen, getting a little fancier than normal is super fun too!
  • Frock swap: Between you, Shirley and Laverne there are bound to be some ‘diamonds in the rough’ hiding in your wardrobes. Reusing dresses is so Frocktober!
  • Morning / afternoon tea: Call your frockish friends; turn the kettle on, put out some dollar-dazzling slice and your event is complete!
  • Keep a Frock Blog: Set up a blog for the month, and keep a diary about your dresses, where you found them and what they mean to you.
  • Schools Challenge: Having a ‘Frocktober Day’ where students are invited to donate a gold coin and wear casual clothing dresses or just ‘get a little fancy’ is a great way for schools to be involved. Teachers can ask students their students to write a story about ‘a significant dress’ that they remember.

Team Kimba Likes

As a member of Team Kimba Likes, you know you’re helping a great cause whilst having fun!  We all know everything is more fun with friends, right?  I’m going to share my daily Frocktober outfits, and share Team Kimba Likes’ members outfits on my socialite media channels too.  I’m still undecided as to whether I’m going to blog 31 dresses in 31 days, or whether a weekly wrap up would be better.  I’d love your feedback!

So, are you in?  A Frocktobering we shall go?  Please say yes!  Click here to join Team Kimba Likes.

 

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