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We Are The

Ruth Strauss

Foundation

Supporting families facing the death of a parent from cancer & driving the need for more research into non-smoking lung cancers.

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14,000

with dependent children are diagnosed with an incurable cancer each year in the UK

Source: Cancer Research UK

40,000

under the age of 18 are affected by the loss of a parent each year in the UK

Source: Childhood Bereavement Network.

112

on average are facing the death of a parent each day

Source: Child Bereavement Network.

Professional Emotional Support

There is significant inconsistency in the emotional support offered to families when a parent is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We believe that every family facing the death of a parent from cancer, should be offered professional emotional support to help prepare for their children’s futures.

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Read Ruth’s Story

In the summer of 2018, Ruth was diagnosed with an incurable form of lung cancer that affects non-smokers and was given just a year to live…

Support

We believe that every family facing the death of a parent from cancer, should be offered professional emotional support to help prepare for their children’s futures.

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Research

Non-smoking lung cancers are on the rise, with a higher number of incidences amongst women. We are raising awareness of the importance of its research.

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Donations

Your valuable donations will go towards vital support for families to help prepare for the death of a parent from cancer and raise much needed awareness of non-smoking lung cancers & the importance of its research.

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