Sarah Greene, long-serving and dedicated Target Ovarian Cancer supporter, has been appointed Patron of the charity.
Sarah has been working tirelessly with us since 2010 after her mother, the actress Marjie Lawrence, died from ovarian cancer.
She has since played a pivotal role in raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, regularly appearing on TV, radio and in print to drive home to millions of people the importance of an early diagnosis. Equally as comfortable in the corridors of power at Westminster, Sarah has also campaigned for better treatment and support for women with ovarian cancer with policymakers and parliamentarians. She is instrumental in helping our supporters understand how a gift in their Will could help to change the story for women with ovarian cancer in the future, and has spoken from the heart at Target Ovarian Cancer events in parliament, at The Ovarian Cancer Walk, and most recently at our first carol service at the Tower of London. She has also raised money in sponsored walks and runs, and even mustered the courage to abseil 420 feet down a Northampton tower to raise money for the charity.
Target Ovarian Cancer’s Chief Executive, Annwen Jones, said: “In the past seven years, Sarah has become a close friend to Target Ovarian Cancer. Her contribution is essential – she understands what women with ovarian cancer and their families are going through; and her steely determination to achieve change is inspirational – she does not take no for an answer. Sarah has played a key role in our success as a charity, and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Sarah Greene said: “My mother Marjie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just three weeks before she died. I had no idea that her symptoms could be linked to ovarian cancer, and neither did her GP. Her experience made me determined to fight for change – more funding and more support are desperately needed. I’m so proud to be a patron of Target Ovarian Cancer. It is a charity that believes in listening carefully to the people they are working with and getting the job done. I look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Sarah joins Professor Sir Kenneth Calman PhD MD FRCS FRCP and Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC as patrons of Target Ovarian Cancer.