• <span>Thank you so much</span><br>

    Thank you so much


    ... for making the Wings for Life World Run 2016 so amazing!

  • <span>Beaten all Records</span><br>

    Beaten all Records


    That was the Wings for Life World Run 2016

  • <span>“I was scared stiff”</span><br>

    “I was scared stiff”


    Heinz and Hannes Kinigadner remember the worst day in their lives and talk about their common hope.

  • <span>Under Pressure</span><br>

    Under Pressure


    Two researchers are working on new monitoring techniques for the ICU.

  • <span>“I used to feel so free”</span><br>

    “I used to feel so free”


    Yoshij Grimm opens up about his serious accident and how it changed his life.

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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1€ donation = 1€ for spinal cord research

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

Scientific Meetings May/June

Scientific Meetings May/June

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here is the scientific event calendar for May and June 2016.

Linking the brain and the spinal cord

Linking the brain and the spinal cord

Scientists were able to stimulate the regrowth of the corticospinal tract using stem cells after spinal cord injury.

Grand Tri Run 2016

Grand Tri Run 2016

Weekend of sport and fun returns to the beautiful Shaftesbury Estate

Best Moments

Best Moments

This years Wings for Life World Run was just breathtaking. Here are some of the best memories.

Beaten all Records

Beaten all Records

The 3. Wings for Life World Run exceeded all expectations. 130,732 registered participants, new records from the Global Champions and 6,6 million euros for spinal cord research.

130,732 racing worldwide for charity

130,732 racing worldwide for charity

Thousands of registered runners have charged past start lines at 34 locations in 33 countries at 11am UTC today for the third annual Wings for Life World Run.

Ready for the live experience

Ready for the live experience

Only a few hours to go before the start of the third annual Wings for Life World Run. You can follow the runners and the Catcher Cars worldwide live!

Our Global Community of Change Makers

Our Global Community of Change Makers

Hundreds of fundraisers have set up a campaign to raise money for spinal cord research. Here are some of the touching stories and creative ideas from our community of change makers.

The Story behind Team Max

The Story behind Team Max

One of our supporters, Max suffered a spinal cord injury whilst surfing in Australia. Here, he and his fiancé Valentina tell us their story.

Spinal Cord Injury and Neurotrauma Summer School

Spinal Cord Injury and Neurotrauma Summer School

Challenges in spinal cord injury research and clinical management between 27th June and 1st July in Hattingen, Germany.

Scientists Come Together

Scientists Come Together

Wings for Life hosts an annual Scientific Meeting where 75 specialists from the spinal cord injury field are invited to discuss advancements and progress in their research. Here is a review of 2016’s meeting.

Swapping Test Tubes for Trainers

Swapping Test Tubes for Trainers

The Wings for Life research community will line up at the start of the Wings for Life World Run in Cambridge. Dr Jessica Kwok takes part in the race for the third year in a row.