• <span>It happened when I was eight</span><br>

    It happened when I was eight


    Jasmin from Helsinki was going to a store to buy candy. While crossing the road she was hit by a car.

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

    Fundraising is fun and easy


    Our campaigners do amazing things to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord research.

  • <span>Run in the Dark </span><br>

    Run in the Dark


    Join thousands of runners to support The Mark Pollock trust and Wings for Life in our mission to find a cure for paralysis.

  • <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

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

Alexandra Palace, London, UK,

Wings for Life UK Text to Win Competition

Back at the Front

Back at the Front

She’s already run for those who can’t twice. And twice, she was a winner. We sat down to learn more about Astrid Kaltenböck.

Dover to Milton Keynes, UK

Red Bull Racing take on TriHard Challenge

Run in the Dark 2015

Run in the Dark 2015

As darkness sets on the evening of 11th November thousands will gather to help support spinal cord research.

Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Wings for Life UK Text to Win Competition

Effects that stress has on injury

Effects that stress has on injury

US scientists discovered that psychological stress causes the damage seen after a neuronal injury to worsen.

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.