Ruth Strauss Foundation

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

Lord’s to turn red for the Ruth Strauss Foundation

On Thursday 15th August, Lord’s Cricket Ground will be turning red for day two of the second Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation

Andrew Strauss and other runners at the Westminster Mile 2019
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

Support

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.

Research

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.

Donate

Our first fundraising target is £250,000. Please help us and donate now