[caption id="attachment_879487" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-879487" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lords-AFP.jpg" alt="Ashes 2019, The Ashes 2019, England vs Australia, England, Australia, Andrew Strauss" width="628" height="418" /> The spectators have also been urged to wear red to show their support for the cause. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In a bid to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation for spreading awareness about lung cancer, the players of both <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/news/">England</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/news/">Australia</a> will wear red caps while their jersey numbers will also be written in the same colour during the second <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes-2019">Ashes 2019 Test</a> at the Lord's starting Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>The Ruth Strauss Foundation was set up by former England skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/andrew-strauss/news/">Andrew Strauss</a> in the memory of his wife, who passed away in 2018 due to a rare form of lung cancer. <p></p> <p></p>The spectators have also been urged to wear red to show their support for the cause. They can also make donations to the Foundation in the stadium. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ashes-2019-australia-name-mitchell-starc-and-josh-hazlewood-in-12-for-lords-test-james-pattinson-rested-879430">Australia name Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in 12 for Lord's Test, James Pattinson rested</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants for research in rare forms of lung cancer besides emotionally supporting the patients and their family members. <p></p> <p></p>Ruth was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/criclife/andrew-strausss-wife-dies-after-losing-battle-with-cancer-784659">diagnosed with the disease</a> in December 2017 following which her husband stepped down from the position of Director of England Cricket after three and a half years in the role. She is survived by her husband and two children. <p></p> <p></p>"It is with great sadness and immense grief that we have to announce that Ruth passed away today as a result of her rare lung cancer. Sam, Luca and I will miss her terribly," Strauss had said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>Australia currently lead the five-match Ashes series 1-0.