Lord's Cricket Stadium turns red on the second day of England vs India with 'Red for Ruth' on Friday. It was an initiative by former England captain Andrew Strauss to raise awareness of the problems families face after the death of their parents.
Lord's Cricket Ground turns red for Ruth Strauss Foundation's #RedforRuth Day, the second day of the second Test between India and England. Sir Andrew Strauss urges fans to wear red on the second day of the second trial to raise funds for research on non-smoking lung cancer and to help prepare families for parental death.
During this test match, the Ruth Strauss Foundation raises funds for parents and children affected by the tragedy in their families. For the uninitiated, Andrew's wife Ruth died of lung cancer in 2018 as a non-smoker.
The funds raised will go towards the Ruth Strauss Foundation mission, providing pre-bereavement support to families facing parental death from cancer and conducting necessary research on non-smoking lung cancer. Players from both sides presented commemorative red hats to Strauss and his two sons before the game began, and two children also played the famous Lord's Bell before playing.
Strauss told Sky Sports Cricket: "From the foundation's point of view, I'm very excited about these five days.
"Watching that video makes me emotional on some level; first, it reminds me of everything we spent with Ruth and her courage and bravery in preparing us for her death." , Most people do not want to do this - they should not think about it.
“But when you start looking at the people who support this foundation, who is going through this - and we are talking about 41,000 children losing their parents every year - so they are all facing this sad journey from this tragic.
"Our focus is on providing professional help so that they can be ready for it, because you know, if you do not have that support, many children will actually die in the process of resolving their grief. And that makes this wonderful journey a little easier for them.