Wings for Life is an international not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.
Spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur to a person. The injury does not only impact the ability to move your limbs, it also causes a large number of health-related complications and limitations in daily life. The following problems are just the tip of the iceberg.
Highly qualified scientists around the globe are working on solutions. Their discoveries provide hope that it will be possible to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries, and bring about their recovery.
Advancement in spinal cord research is largely based on private initiatives and public donations. The injury is not considered a widespread condition, therefore government support or funding from pharmaceutical companies is limited.
Millions of people with spinal cord injuries share a single dream. Through taking part in the Wings for Life World Run you can help us to make this dream a reality.
* Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, invests an amount equal to the value of entry fees, net of VAT, to spinal cord research projects