In the summer of 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an inoperable form of lung cancer that attacks non-smokers. Ruth died on December 29th 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13.
IN HER MEMORY, SIR ANDREW HAS LAUNCHED THE RUTH STRAUSS FOUNDATION TO:
- Provide emotional support for families to prepare for the death of a parent from cancer
- Raise awareness of non-smoking lung cancers and the need for more collaborative research