Help Cure Spinal Cord Injuries!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
From time to time I like to remind readers and friends about a foundation that I am personally involved with: Wings for Life
“The way is in sight and the goal is clearly defined: A life without wheelchair. Wings for Life has dedicated itself to this future.”
Founded in 2004 by Dietrich Mateschitz, CEO Red Bull, and Heinz Kinigadner, multiple-time motocross world champion, funding for the spinal cord research foundation is fully private, the majority coming from energy drink giant Red Bull.
Being passionate about a sport that carries a higher-than-average risk-factor, spinal cord injuries are a part of reality. This is something that has affected several of those close to me, which is one of the reasons I am very passionate about WFL. I've proudly worn Wings for Life logos on all my helmets for a few years now and I will continue to for as long as I ride (see photo).
And although Red Bull provides a lot of the funding, it takes donations from the general public as well to keep such an amazing organization going.
Besides it being a great foundation, the website is also filled with loads of information and great content! So, I urge you all to check out www.wingsforlife.com