• <span>Funded projects - explained</span><br>

    Funded projects - explained


    Detailed information on current research projects being funded and what our scientists are investigating.

  • <span>Scientific Meetings</span><br>

    Scientific Meetings


    Calendar of events for 2015 and 2016

  • <span>World runs to record-breaking day</span><br>

    World runs to record-breaking day


    Second Wings for Life World Run: an unforgettable day of athletic prowess and fundraising.

  • <span>A Great Vintage</span><br>

    A Great Vintage


    Thanks to your donations, we are able to fund these exciting research projects in 2015.

  • <span>Epidural Stimulation</span><br>

    Epidural Stimulation


    Breakthrough paralysis research

  • <span>Ischnuufe Uschnuffe</span><br>

    Ischnuufe Uschnuffe


    Story about a Swiss Rehabilitation Project

  • <span>I am paralyzed</span><br>

    I am paralyzed


    People with spinal cord injury tell their stories.

Our mission

Spinal Cord Injury must become curable

Wings for Life is a 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.  

Support us in achieving our goal.

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Progress in spinal cord research is largely driven by private funding. Wings for Life is dependent on donations from individuals and companies. 100% of all donations are used for research purposes because all administrative costs are kindly covered by the Red Bull Company.

News and events

Keeping up to date

Alexandra Palace, London, UK,

Wings for Life UK Text to Win Competition

Dover to Milton Keynes, UK

Red Bull Racing take on TriHard Challenge

Scientific Meetings August/September

Scientific Meetings August/September

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here is the scientific event calendar for August/September 2015.

Focus on Safety

Focus on Safety

The National Police Services of Salzburg, Austria were donating all revenue from their motorcycle safety projects to Wings for Life.

Wings for Life F1 Challenge: 1st Check Point

Wings for Life F1 Challenge: 1st Check Point

The figures are in for the first pit stop of the F1 Challenge 2015.

Red Bull Racing take on Tri-Hard Challenge

Red Bull Racing take on Tri-Hard Challenge

Dominik, Marcus and Anthony from Infiniti Red Bull Racing take on the 210 miles from Calais to Milton Keynes.

Diversity when donating

Diversity when donating

Fancy, sporty, challenging – these are a handful of fundraising attributes shown over the past few weeks.

“I never give up, I believe in myself.”

“I never give up, I believe in myself.”

Former professional Motorcross racer Joël Roelants from Belgium, is amongst the 3% of people with spinal cord injuries caused by extreme sports. Here´s his story.

“You are not a victim, you are a survivor”

“You are not a victim, you are a survivor”

Model Tamara Mena went on a weekend getaway with her boyfriend. The young couple got involved in a tragic accident that killed her boyfriend and left Tamara paralyzed.

Fluidata joins Wings for Life UK

Fluidata joins Wings for Life UK

Fluidata becomes an official partner of Wings for Life UK.

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Making friends and learning new skills at St Mary’s College, Twickenham.

“Every inch counts”

“Every inch counts”

Alex is among the few lucky ones who have suffered a spinal cord injury and merely scraped past a severe paralysis.