Ruth Strauss Foundation

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

The Vitality Westminster Mile

The Ruth Strauss Foundation is delighted to team up with London Marathon Events to host our inaugural event, The Ruth Strauss Foundation Family Mile at the 2019 Vitality Westminster Mile, Sunday 26 May.

Ruth loved families spending time together. This event is open to anyone, young or old, who can run, jog or walk the world’s most iconic timed mile, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. Everyone is welcome – little ones in strollers or slings to participants using walking frames or wheelchairs. We would love to see you with all your extended family on the day.

Places are limited and we are hoping that as many people as possible who were connected with a part of Ruth’s life will take part. Don’t delay – enter today!

The Andrew Strauss Trophy golf day

Join Andrew Strauss for a round and raise money for the Ruth Strauss Foundation at Stoke Park Country Club, Tuesday 11th June 2019


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.


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