Part mid-life crisis, part desire to get fit / less fat, has led me to commit to running the Bath Half Marathon on March 11th this year. To ensure my efforts also support a good cause, I have decided to run in support of “Wings For Life”.
As many of you will be aware due to their Red Bull links, Wings for Life’s mission is to raise money to fund research into finding a cure for spinal cord injury paralysis. Their four main areas of activity are: cutting-edge international research, clinical trials, scientific communication and prevention. To date the charity has funded 55 projects around the world. Wings for Life’s overheads are paid by the Red Bull Company which ensures that 100% of funds raised go directly to the research to cure spinal paralysis. The charity has a number of high-profile supporters including David Coulthard and of course drivers Sebastian Vettel & Mark Webber.
Nearly 3 million people around the world live with a spinal cord injury, and the number is growing by approximately 130,000 each year. The main causes include traffic accidents and falls at home or work and the average patient age is only 33 years old. The good news is that leading scientists agree: Injured neurons are able to regenerate - paraplegia will be curable one day.
I would welcome any donations which can be made by visiting
Many thanks in advance for any sponsorship you can offer.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2012 10:34 by growler.