Wings for Life and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation unite to advance a groundbreaking therapy for spinal cord injury. The clinical study, conducted by University of Louisville professor Susan Harkema will test the hypothesis in 36 individuals living with spinal cord injury that epidural stimulation can be used to recover a significant level of autonomic control. A special group of 6 to 8 patients will be funded with a significant part of the proceeds from the inaugural Wings for Life World Run, held in 2014. The global running event, which saw thousands of athletes start at the very same time in 34 locations around the globe, generated €3.2 million to foster promising spinal cord research projects. The event will be held again on May 3, 2015.
On May 3rd 2015 the world will once again run for those who can´t. In 35 locations across the world, thousands of runners will set off again. Different time zones, night or day, whatever the weather. In one single, worldwide race, professional athletes, charity ambassadors and hobby runners will compete and run for those who can’t, with 100% of all entry fees going to spinal cord research. Everybody can set their own goal, pushing to stay ahead of a ‘catcher car’ for as long as possible.