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Welcome WE ARE THE RUTH STRAUSS FOUNDATION

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

 

Help Us #TURNCRICKETRED

Calling sports clubs, schools and community groups to host your own #RedforRuth event in support of families facing one of life’s toughest tests.

 

Information Non-smoking Lung Cancer

The reality is that the number of people diagnosed in the UK each year with non-smoking lung cancers is on the rise.

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46,300

are affected by the death of a parent each year in the UK

via Child Bereavement Network

26,900

with dependent children die each year in the UK

via Child Bereavement Network

127

on average are facing the death of a parent each day

via Child Bereavement Network

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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, should be offered professional emotional support to help prepare for their children’s futures.

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Read Ruth’s Story

Early 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers.  Ruth died on December 29th 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13.

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"The idea of setting up the foundation came up with Ruth in the last few months of her life. Ruth desperately wanted to help those affected by this terrible disease and she had a very strong sense of charity – in the broadest sense – of helping others less fortunate than ourselves”.

Andrew StraussRSF Founder & Ruth’s Husband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejp4VstRIKg&feature=youtu.be

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