Ruth Strauss Foundation

Fighting the lung cancers you don’t hear about. Supporting the suffering you don’t see

Thank you

A huge thank you from Sir Andrew and all at the Ruth Strauss Foundation for your incredible generosity at the Red4Ruth day at Lord’s, August 15th 2019. 

With your help we raised over £550,000!

#Red4Ruth Day also won PR Week’s Campaign for August.

It was an emotional day for all of us, and your response has been overwhelming. Updates soon on what you’ve helped us to raise.

You can still help

Sacha Jafri painting auction

The moment England won the World Cup

At the Lord’s #Red4Ruth day world renowned artist Sacha Jafri painted his vision of the moment England won the Cricket World Cup. 

Register your interest to participate in the auction for this incredible work of art, all proceeds to the Ruth Strauss Foundation.


Rare forms of lung cancer can affect anyone at any age, including those who have never smoked. The Ruth Strauss foundation provides research grants and support to patients and their families.

What we do

Fighting the lung cancers you don’t hear about. Supporting the suffering you don’t see


Cancer places an enormous emotional burden on patients and their families. That burden shifts and changes according to where a patient lies within their unique cancer journey, as well as family circumstances.

The Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants to charities and organisations that specialise in providing psychological, emotional and wellbeing support to both patients and their families, including bereavement services.


Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. In the UK around 45,000 people every year are diagnosed and only 1 in 20 will survive over 10 years.

Rare forms make up 10%-15% of all lung cancers, with younger people and women more likely to be diagnosed. As the majority of these people have never smoked symptoms are easily mistaken for other less serious conditions and the cancer is often diagnosed too late, when it has already spread.


Your support is so important, and you can help in many different ways.

Every pound you donate will make a difference in funding visionary research and vital wellbeing support to meet the practical, emotional and social needs of people with cancer.

You can make a donation of any amount at any time – either as a one-off or a regular payment. Alternatively, you can join one of our fundraising events, create your own event or volunteer and help make our events happen.