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Wings for Life World Run 2016

Wings For Life raises R112m, globally, for spinal injury research

Over 2,300 runners registered in South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG – The Wings for Life World Run has raised almost R112 million in funds for spinal injury research, with over R575,000 raised in the South African segment of the race.

Thousands of people, both able-bodied and in wheelchairs, started in Centurion, which was among 34 international locations.

Over 130,000 people raced simultaneously across 12 time zones in various light and weather conditions to do their bit to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

The money raised entry fees globally go directly to research projects determined to improve treatment for spinal cord injuries and ultimately, find a cure. As the event has grown in scale since it started in 2014, it has increased international attention on spinal cord injury alongside.

Bernadette Rigney
Bernadette Rigney
Bernadette is the Founder of Fability, Tributes Excellence Award Winner -- Entrepreneur 2017. She helps many individuals design and launch their brands, businesses and reach their full potential, through her website and workshops. She has extensive marketing experience from working in the USA to the Fashion and Cosmetic Industry as well as the RSA Government.