Planning Your Event

The key to ensuring your event is successful is to plan! There is no right or wrong way to fundraise, just be sure to do something which is reflective of you and your community and have fun.


Choose a date and make it yours

Choose a date in February – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – that best suits to host your event. Then coordinate a location, time and event theme that best suits you. The Afternoon Teal campaign is a play on words of afternoon tea and teal as the international colour of ovarian cancer but your Afternoon Teal can be whatever you would like it to be. Our supporters have golf days, gala dinners and silent auctions to name a few. Choose an event that you and your friends would enjoy. Check out our fundraising ideas for what sort of event your Afternoon Teal could be.

Remember, as long as you are raising funds and awareness of ovarian cancer, your event is an Afternoon Teal!


Create a list and reach out for support

Once you’ve chosen what to do for your Afternoon Teal, you’ll need to create a list of the food, drinks, decorations and the things you’ll need to entertain your guests. To help reduce the cost of your event, it’s a great idea to approach local businesses to donate goods. If you would like to do this, please contact the office on 1300 660 334 or email for a covering letter that authorises your fundraising on Ovarian Cancer Australia’s behalf.


Teal Ribbons

Included in your Afternoon Teal Kit are some teal ribbons to be sold at your event for $2 each. If you would like to order more, please purchase them here. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide merchandise on consignment at this point in time


Social Media

Social media is a great way to promote your Afternoon Teal with family, friends and colleagues. Create an event page for your Afternoon Teal on Facebook or simply share your fundraising link to give people the opportunity to donate. Share photos from your event on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and be sure to use #afternoonteal and #ovariancanceroz to share them with Ovarian Cancer Australia!



It is important for everyone to know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Hand out the brochures you receive in your Afternoon Teal Kit at your event, and if you would like more information please see our resource section, call our office on 1300 660 334 or email and ask to be sent an Awareness Pack


Online Resources

We have a number of resources available online for you to use at your Afternoon Teal event. Please visit resources to view these.