• My Life

    My Life

    with spinal cord injury

  • My fundraising <br />
campaign
  • Progress is <br>being made

    Progress is
    being made

    State of scientific knowledge

  • Wheelchair<br />
Races

    Wheelchair
    Races

    Wings for Life World Run

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

Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

4 People 6 Legs Dragon Boat Race

2007: Branching out

2007: Branching out

Wings for Life is turning 10. We take a look back at what happened since we were founded. Here's 2007.

Wings for Life Formula One Challenge: Half Way Stage

Wings for Life Formula One Challenge: Half Way Stage

The figures are in and the half-way point has been reached.

2006: Taking center stage

2006: Taking center stage

Wings for Life is turning 10. We take a look back at what happened since we were founded. Here's 2006.

2005: The first steps

2005: The first steps

After Wings for Life was set up, things really started to take off in 2005. We take a look back.

2004: The early beginnings

2004: The early beginnings

Wings for Life is turning 10. We take a look back at what happened since we were founded. Here's 2004.

F1 FanZone™ London Announces Wings for Life as Official Charity

F1 FanZone™ London Announces Wings for Life as Official Charity

The Capital’s Exclusive Interactive Formula One Experience Will Raise Money for Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

Sebastian Vettel helmet up for auction

Sebastian Vettel helmet up for auction

A signed Sebastian Vettel helmet, used during the race weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix is up for auction

The wheelchair races

The wheelchair races

Worldwide there were four wheelchair races as part of the Wings for Life World Run - in Austria, Brazil, the US and UK. Here's what happened.

Relive the Wings for Life World Run

Relive the Wings for Life World Run

Today, it’s one month since the world ran for those who can’t. Relive all the action on YouTube.

Acute vs. Chronic: Which projects should be supported?

Acute vs. Chronic: Which projects should be supported?

The general impression is that research projects for acute patients are systematically supported, while projects at the chronic stage get very little financial support. Is this true?