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Get Involved#REDFORRUTH DAY 2024

Join us on Thursday, July 11th 2024 for #RedforRuth day, our flagship fundraising event during the England vs. West Indies Test at Lord's.



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


Take The #BucketHatChallenge

Put your skills to the test, to show your support for RSF and take part in the RSF #BucketHatChallenge.


Support for Families

Free guidance & support on how to prepare your children for lifes toughest test

Information for HCPs

RSF’s training programme to support parents with an incurable cancer diagnosis

Our Research

Supporting research for better outcomes for those with non-smoking lung cancer





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


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

via Child Bereavement Network


with dependent children die each year in the UK

via Child Bereavement Network


on average are facing the death of a parent each day

via Child Bereavement Network


Non-Smoking Lung Cancer

The number of people diagnosed, in the UK, with non-smoking lung cancers is on the rise. It’s more common in women, with twice as many women than men being diagnosed. It’s also more prevalent in under 55s.


of people diagnosed with lung cancer survive for 5 years or more
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