With no known cure for spinal cord injuries, it is Wheel To Walk’s mission to contribute to world-class research by raising much needed funds. Between 16 - 19 October, 30 cyclists will ride more than 300kms from Paruna to Adelaide, in an effort to raise $100,000 and to further educate the public about spinal cord injuries.
The route from Paruna to Adelaide - via Loxton, Swan Reach and Tanunda - coincides with co-founder Charles Brice’s story, having fractured his C5/C6 vertebrae in a motorbike accident near Paruna in 2010, leaving him a quadriplegic. During Wheel To Walk’s inaugural event, Charles will handcycle the entire way.
The money raised in 2019 will go towards the Wings For Life Foundation, a global charity in which 100% of donations goes towards funding clinical trials and studies around the world. In Australia, studies at Monash University, University of Queensland and the Prince of Wales Hospital are currently being funded by the Wings For Life Foundation. More information on these studies can be found here.
THE HARD TRUTH
PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA CURRENTLY LIVING WITH SPINAL INJURIES
NEW SPINAL INJURIES PER YEAR
COST PER YEAR ON THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY