• <span>The Wings for Life World Run </span><br>

    The Wings for Life World Run


    This is how 155,288 registered participants ran for spinal cord research.

  • <span>Everyday Life with a Spinal Cord Injury </span><br>

    Everyday Life with a Spinal Cord Injury


    Tina shares how she manages life as a tetraplegic.

  • <span>Your donation at work </span><br>

    Your donation at work


    In Atlanta spinal cord injury patients are treated with lower oxygen levels.

  • <span>Fundraising is fun and easy</span><br>

    Fundraising is fun and easy


    Help us to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord research.

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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.  

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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

The Importance of Scientific Meetings

The Importance of Scientific Meetings

In May, scientists that received a grant from Wings for Life gathered in Salzburg, Austria to present the advancement of their research. This is why it is so important.

Together for One Goal

Together for One Goal

Beginner runners through to professionals joined the Wings for Life World Run 2017 and supported spinal cord research. Now the preregistration for 2018 is open.

From school projects to athletic performance

From school projects to athletic performance

– five different fundraising ideas that have supported vital spinal cord scientific research over the last weeks.

Right combination results in improvements

Right combination results in improvements

New experimental findings: Delayed and intense training is boosting the regenerative effect of an anti-Nogo-A antibody treatment.

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 - June 2017.

Worldwide charity run beats all expectations

Worldwide charity run beats all expectations

Historic milestones made the fourth annual Wings for Life World Run an exceptional event. In all, 6.8 million euros were raised for spinal cord research by 155,288 registered participants!

Watch live now: 155,288 racing worldwide

Watch live now: 155,288 racing worldwide

Runners have surged past start lines at 111 locations in 58 countries at 11am UTC today for the Wings for Life World Run.

Worldwide , at the same time

Wings for Life World Run

Are You Ready, Mrs Gerhardter?

Are You Ready, Mrs Gerhardter?

On the 7th of May Anita Gerhardter will be running at the Wings for Life World Run in Vienna. In this short interview, she tells us what she is looking forward to.

New York, United States

New York Red Bulls host Wings for Life Night

“When It Comes to Research, You Need to Stay Focused”

“When It Comes to Research, You Need to Stay Focused”

Our Scientific Director Jan Schwab is among the top researchers in the field of spinal cord injuries. His speciality: the paralysis of the immune system.

Staying the Course

Staying the Course

Many valuable medical discoveries never reach the patient. They fail at the Valley of Death. Now, a whole series of new measures has been introduced to help the situation.