The second Ashes Test to be played on Thursday at Lord’s in England and Australia has been named for Andrew Strauss’s estranged wife, Ruth Strauss.
Under it, a campaign has been launched to ‘Reduce the Lords’ cricket house in memory of the chariot, to raise funds for the Chariot Strauss Foundation.
The players’ uniforms have their names and numbers written in red and they are also given complimentary red caps.
In addition, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the type of lung cancer that few people know about and to raise funds for research on its treatment.
Strauss’ wife died on December 2017 at the age of 46. “We all live in the same deception that we always have to survive, and those of us who are battling cancer, we have an idea,” Strauss said in a BBC radio program Test Match Special. Death is chasing us everywhere. ‘
The cancer had also previously known the famous umpire David Sheppard and former New Zealand captain and prominent player Martin Crowe.
This is not the first time a cricket campaign has been launched to help cancer awareness and awareness.
Shaukat Khanum and Imran Khan
Imran Khan’s mother Shaukat Khanum died of cancer in 1984 and died on February 1985.
In this way, he decided to make cricket the first welfare cancer hospital of its kind in Pakistan by collecting aid through cricket.
When Imran Khan announced his retirement from cricket in 1987 and then withdrew, one of the reasons was to raise funds for Shaukat Khanum Hospital. On November 10, 1989, in a match against India at Gaddafi Stadium, he decided to collect aid for Cancer Hospital.
Shawkat Khanum Hospital was also the trigger for Pakistan’s win in 1992. Speaking after winning the World Cup final with England, Imran Khan said the victory was very important in keeping with the dream of building Shaukat Khanum Hospital.
According to Shaukat Khanum’s website, he raised nearly $ 1.5 million in six weeks of the World Cup finals, and the five-year campaign finally came to fruition and in 1994, Pakistan’s largest cancer hospital was established.
The hospital provides free treatment to approximately 75% of cancer patients each year.
Jane McGrath & McGrath Foundation
Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath’s wife Jane McGrath was diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially, she was able to get rid of cancer after treatment but suffered from a recurrent disease that proved fatal.
In the meantime, Jane and her husband benefited greatly from Jane’s ‘Breast Care Nurse’.
“My breast care nurse gave me the chance to become Jane McGrath, who was also a friend, mother, and wife, not just a cancer patient,” Jane wrote in a message for the McGrath Foundation website.
She passed away in 2008 but her husband moved the foundation and sought to raise funds through cricket.
In this regard, the third day of Australia’s Pink Test in Sydney is called Jane McGrath Day, in which players wear pink hats and collect donations for the McGrath Foundation.
Even today, the McGrath Foundation strives to provide breast care nurses to breast cancer patients.
Glenn McGrath said during an interview with Andrew Strauss, host of BBC Radio’s Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew, “The game crosses all borders and has the potential to bring people together.” To me, this day means a lot and it shows how much power I have in the game. ‘
South Africa’s ‘Pink One Day’
Every year, the South African team plays a one-day match and gathers donations in a pink dress for breast cancer awareness.
The donation goes to the Charlotte Meszeki Johannesburg Academic Hospital’s Breast Care Clinic, where approximately 350 women are treated each year for breast cancer.
Cricket South Africa has decided to host the match with sponsors Momentum and CGL since 2011. Last year, a cautious estimate raised about $ 17 million from the match.