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 13 - 16 October, up to 25 cyclists will ride more than 300-kilometres around the Limestone Coast in South Australia, in an effort to raise $100,000 and to further educate the public about spinal cord injuries.
The route will be a looped circuit, starting and finishing in Naracoorte via Kingston SE, Robe and Penola. Over the years spinal cord injuries have affected many individuals and their broader networks in the Limestone Coast.
The money raised 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