28 January 2021

An already approved breast cancer drug could bring hope to thousands of UK women who have an aggressive form of breast cancer, new research has found.

Breast Cancer Now-funded researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have identified a specific defect in some triple negative breast cancers that is linked to poorer outcomes for patients, and a drug that could help to treat the disease.

The study suggests that the drug palbociclib, which is currently used to treat other breast cancers that have spread to a different part of the body (known as secondary or metastatic), has the potential to also be used to treat about a fifth of people living with triple negative breast cancer. This discovery could provide a much-needed targeted treatment for women who are more likely to see their cancer spread sooner, becoming incurable and often resistant to traditional chemotherapy.

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New Update 19.05.21

Fun Charity Quiz Night 2022

Sadly, as we all know the FUN CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT including a ‘Call my Bluff’ wine challenge with ‘special guest comedian’ was cancelled last year but we’re pleased to confirm that we are still planning to put this event on in 2022, when everything is deemed appropriate.

In the meantime, we would like to thank the sponsors, Grapesmith and Winding Wood for their continued support and we look forward to being able to announce a date later in the year.

Sarah Greene Tribute Fund receives award in Queen’s New Year Honours List 2021.

One of Sarah’s charity co-founders Simon Halden has been awarded an M.B.E. in the recent 2021 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

This award is a tremendous achievement for the entire team and recognises the enormous efforts of everyone involved with the charity over the course of the last 14 years.

Simon commented ‘I am humbled and elated to be the recipient of an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2021. This award is accepted on behalf of Sarah’s family and all the friends and many supporters of the Sarah Greene Tribute Fund, particularly Hen Wheatman, without who’s on-going generosity and hard work it would not have been possible to raise all the amazing donations generated to help find a cure for Triple Negative Breast Cancer’.

The efforts continue and we look forward to our next challenge in October this year in Denmark.

About the Charity

Sarah lost her life to triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types of the disease. Triple negative breast cancer is a form of the disease which has limited treatment options because it cannot be treated using targeted therapies available for other types of breast cancer.

We urgently need to find new ways to treat triple negative breast cancer to improve the chances of survival for people with this form of the disease.

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Fund raising

Riders can now set up their own fundraising pages Send a cheque to Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund Make a donation via on line banking Make your donation worth more with Gift Aid Your contribution makes a difference and SAVE LIVES!

About Triple Negative Breast Cancer

11,000 women are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer every year. This aggressive form of breast cancer currently has no established treatments using targeted therapies available for other types of breast cancer. Understanding the causes of, and developing better treatments for, triple negative breast cancer is vital if more women are to survive the disease.

BreastCancerNow believes that, if they can continue with their work, in 10 years’ time some types of breast cancer will no longer be life threatening. With our help, they established a Research Unit at King’s College London to focus on triple negative breast cancer. With your help, their scientists are working to ensure women need no longer fear a diagnosis of this aggressive type of breast cancer.

Who we are

A small group of Sarah’s freinds and family established the SGBTF in 2007 after Sarah’s death.

The team includes Sarah’s husband Peter and sister Alice along with Simon Halden, Hen Wheatman, Freddie Barker and Gordon Montgomery. The team work on a pro bono basis and no fees our charged for our time.
We are responsible for overseeing the organisation of all our events and we administer the distribution of all funds raised in aid of the SGBTF with help and advice from the BreastCancerNow team including Professor Paul Ellis who heads our unit at Kings.

Donate Today

You can make a difference. Every penny you give helps us fight Triple Negative Breast Cancer. We have raised £1.25 million to date!

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Corporate Sponsors

Ptarmigan Logo GREEN-01We are grateful to our new sponsor Ptarmigan Land and also for the continued support of our other sponsorship partners VW Commercial Vehicles and Banjo Cycles.

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