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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.

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Website on clinical trials is online

Website on clinical trials is online

SCITrialsFinder.net is online since yesterday. There, people with a spinal cord injury can quickly and easily find all the information about suitable clinical trials.

Cell self-devouring

Cell self-devouring

Scientists found that autophagy, the cell self-devouring mechanism is essential for the development of myelin. Now there are new findings.

This is where your donation goes

This is where your donation goes

Every year, with the sole mission of finding the cure for spinal cord injury, we fund research projects around the globe. Find out more here.

Great News: 20 new projects!

Great News: 20 new projects!

We are so pleased to announce that after this year´s Decision Meeting, we are going to fund 20 new projects. This means in total an amazing 63 studies worldwide are being funded by Wings for Life. Learn more.

The History of Spinal Cord Research

The History of Spinal Cord Research

In the past, paralyzed people could not be treated. Today, the first patients are taking their own steps again - thanks to research. A chronicle of the most important events and insights.

5 questions about the Scientific Meeting 2019

5 questions about the Scientific Meeting 2019

This year, the spinal cord research elite met again for an exchange in Salzburg. We asked 5 questions to our insider Dr. Vieri Failli

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 3.

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 3.

Claudia is a quadriplegic, meaning she cannot move and feel her body from the shoulders down. In our three-part interview series she allows us to peer behind the curtain – into a truly impressive life.

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 2.

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 2.

Claudia Miler is a quadriplegic, meaning she cannot move and feel her body from the shoulders down. In our three-part interview series she allows us to peer behind the curtain – into a truly impressive life.

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 1.

My Life With a Spinal Cord Injury. Part 1.

Claudia is a quadriplegic, meaning she cannot move and feel her body from the shoulders down. In our three-part interview series she allows us to peer behind the curtain – into a truly impressive life.

Thank You Wings for Life World Run 2019

Thank You Wings for Life World Run 2019

We are so overwhelmed with joy from this year´s Wings for Life World Run. More than 120,000 registered runners and wheelchair participants. 323 locations. 72 countries. 3,5 million euros for research!

Follow the World Run LIVE

Follow the World Run LIVE

On Sunday we run again for those who can't at the Wings for Life World Run. Even if you are unable to attend you can still follow the spectacle.

We’re Counting the Days

We’re Counting the Days

On the 5th of May, the whole world will once again run for those who no longer can. Here’s some additional information about our mega-event.