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The Frocktober 2019 Coastal Catwalk

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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Frock Up to Beat Ovarian Cancer
Frocktober is an event created to raise money for ovarian cancer research. Organiser Jacqui Hunter had heard about Frocktober from a frock-loving friend and together they hatched a plan for an event, following on from a very successful event last year.

The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk
The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk

The event honours their friend Patti who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She sadly passed away in December. The urgency to raise funds for an early detection test for ovarian cancer has become very real. There are no definitive tests or screening tools for ovarian cancer, there is a need to change this as too many beautiful women are dying from this secretive cancer.

The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk
The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk

The plan is to catch the train to Hallett Cove Beach station, where participants will stroll through the park to Heron Way Reserve (approx. 2.5km). The 'Frocktober Village' will have amazing food, coffee, foot massage, frock art and time to show off your frock! Dulcie's Bus of Opportunity will be there to sell vintage frocks (this amazing bus raises money for Hutt St Centre - you may have seen it at Garden of Unearthly Delights!). At 2 pm there is a photocall, as the large 'frock lady' is taken to the amphitheatre to hold her bird net train, while a drone takes photos of everyone.

Get ready for Frocktober

To register and join the coastal catwalk team, please follow the link to frock up to beat ovarian cancer or donate.

The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk
The Frocktober Coastal Catwalk

Join this sustainable event with a low carbon footprint, where the fun starts on the train, catching the 10.30am Train from Adelaide or Seaford arriving at the Hallet Cove Beach station around 11am.

The frocked train leaders will lead you from the station (but if you miss the train, we will wait for the next one to arrive - 30 minutes later. To the starting point at the entrance of Hallet Cove Conservation Park, (look for the banner). Check in upon arrival.
The trail ends at Heron Way Reserve where there will be art, food, coffee and foot massages. The 3km round trip is a gentle stroll, with some steps and Rocky Beach walk.

Park notes: no dogs, wheelchair accessible from Heron Way Reserve.
Toilets: Hallett Cove Beach Train Station, Heron Way Reserve

What to bring:
Drink bottle
Walking shoes
Check the weather forecast to dress appropriately.
Cash or card for lunch, coffee and foot massage donations.

Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers and best dressed!

Important information for participants:
While we undertake all measures possible to ensure your safety, you are responsible for your own health and wellbeing in the lead up to and during the event. Make sure you have relevant health insurance and ambulance cover. Children are free and welcome to participate but must to supervised at all times.

Supported by the City of Marion

You can find 'Coastal Catwalk 2019' on Facebook - please check for updates, pre-ordering food and more details. Only adults need to register ($25), children are free. Please encourage your friends and families to sponsor you as we are aiming for each registrant to be sponsored up to a total of $100.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful frocks and walking in Patti's footsteps on one of her favourite walks.
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Why? Dress Up and Walk in Froctober.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Everyone will walk from the Hallett Cove Beach Train Station to Heron Way Reserve, via the Hallett Cove Conservation Park in any frock you like.
Cost: Adults $25, kids free
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