• <span>Your Donations at Work </span><br>

    Your Donations at Work


    Every year we fund research projects all over the world.

  • <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.

100% guarantee

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

"Everything matters, as well as helps"

"Everything matters, as well as helps"

The 18 year old Kendra was required to do a senior project and wanted to make a difference. Here is how she raised money for spinal cord research.

Early career scientists watch out

Early career scientists watch out

International research scholars program supports scientists or physicians around the world.

Supporting helmets

Supporting helmets

Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has signed and donated two racing helmets from last years season to raise money for spinal cord research.

Announcing a new partnership

Announcing a new partnership

We are very proud that Wings for Life is chosen as London Bridge City's official charity. Here are all details.

Your Donations at Work

Your Donations at Work

Thanks to your donations Wings for Life is able to fund research projects all over the world. Read an update on our current projects here.

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. You can sign up now.

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.