Dubai to Host Wings for Life World Run

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Dubai Only Middle Eastern City to Host Wings for Life World Run

‘Run for those who can’t’ ethos supports efforts to find a cure for spinal cord injuries

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Dubai – Dubai will be the only city in the region to host the Wings for Life World Run, whose proceeds are dedicated to help find a cure for spinal cord injuries, which affect nearly 3 million people around the world. The unique global race is set to take place on the 3d of May, 2015.

On the 3d of May, starting from sunrise to sunset, in spring and autumn, through night and day, joggers, celebrities, marathon runners, triathletes and ultra-marathon runners will pass through 13 time zones, running for those who can’t. The Wings for Life World Run, spanning 35 locations on six continents, is aimed at raising awareness and funds, for the Wings for Life foundation, not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation that aims to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

As Colin Jackson, a former world-class athlete known to be the best hurdle in his prime, and now the International Sports Director for the Wings for Life World Run, puts it: “What we’re trying to achieve is genuine: running for those who can’t. The title says it all.

He adds: “Spinal cord injury could happen to anyone. Everyone is an awkward slip or fall away from a shocking, life-changing accident. And there’s not enough investment into research about it. We need to raise money so we can capture the best scientists who will stick around and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Since 2004, Wings for Life funds life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While the cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made.  The €3.2 million ($4 million) raised through the inaugural 2014 Wings for Life World Run, held simultaneously in 13 time zones, and all future entry fees and sponsorship of this global running event will help work towards that ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run is a step in the right direction.

Worldwide, millions of people are dependent on a wheelchair after having sustained a spinal cord injury. The leading causes are traffic accidents and falls. Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Its mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life funds life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While the cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made.  The €3.2 million ($4 million) raised through the inaugural Wings for Life World Run and all future entry fees and sponsorship of this global running event will help work towards that ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run is a step in the right direction – www.wingsforlife.com.

The 2015 Wings for Life World Run will be held on May 3, (11am UTC) in 35 locations around the world simultaneously.  Go to www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com to learn more and register. 100% of the registration fees will go directly to fund research to cure spinal cord injuries.

 

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