Why Odd Socks?
It started as a game. Knowing how much her mum and sister, Jo and Jen, were irritated by odd/mismatched socks, Kate took to wearing them and mischievously breaking up matched pairs that Jo had carefully joined up!
Wearing odd socks is a great way to celebrate and remember Kate's life. The Odd Sock week is a way of raising awareness about Melanoma prevention and identification, as well as much needed funds for research to find a cure for this deadly cancer.
So come on, join in the fun and donate a gold coin! Break out the odd socks - or, if you are a serial odd sock wearer, match a pair up for a change!
And, most important: check your skin for any changes to moles etc.
Odd and inspirational events from 2014
Donations are still coming in, but we think that 2014's Odd Sock Week has raised over $4,000.
What a fantastic effort! Thank you to all our wonderful supporters. You come in all ages, shapes and sizes and from far and wide: Armidale, Guyra and Uralla, Grafton and Geelong, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and even California, Cornwall and Edinburgh!
We have achieved so much. The Trivia Night in Uralla alone raised $700. Armidale and Duval High schools met in a blazing hockey match for the Kate Philp Memorial trophy, with Armidale High taking the trophy home again this year. (Well done both teams - we can't wait for the 2015 rematch.)
The amazing Barbets were out on the court again, raising awareness and research funds for Melanoma, and the kids at Rocky River Public School created their very own collection of Odd - and wonderful! - socks.
If you missed out on this year's events, you can still contribute to the cause. Take a look at the donate options on the Contact page. There's plenty of time to plan for next year's Odd Sock Week: 1-9 May 2015.
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The Odd Sock archive
We love pictures! If you would like to see your team's colours, or make your amazing Odd Socks famous by appearing here, contact us or post your image directly to Donate4Kate's Facebook page.