More than 100 people attended a Cricket for Cancer Care breakfast in aid of Chai Cancer Care and the Ruth Strauss Foundation. The event was generously hosted and sponsored by law firm BDB Pitmans, with renowned broadcaster and writer, Giles Coren, in conversation with England cricket legend, Sir Andrew Strauss.
Strauss and Coren discussed a variety of topics ranging from leadership, the future of women’s cricket and what drove him to setting up the foundation in his wife’s memory.
“In 2017, we went through the absolute horror and shock that Ruth had a) cancer; b) non-smoking lung cancer: and c) it was stage 4. It was hugely confronting for me and my sons, Sam and Luca. My response was to concentrate on living. Ruth’s was to say, “I can’t concentrate on living unless I know you and the boys are taken care of.””
Speaking at the event, Louise Hager, Chairman of Chai Cancer Care, commented, “There is significant synergy and many shared aims between Chai Cancer Care and the Ruth Strauss Foundation. Both were established in response to personal painful experience of what it means to live with the impact of a cancer diagnosis, and both were founded to fill an unmet need.”