via Child Bereavement Network
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.
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.
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.
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.
”"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