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Get fit for free and give something back to spinal research

by Press Release
Tuesday 14th August 2012

Event news: The Human Race Festival of Sport - September 14-16, 2012

Spinal research charity, Wings for Life UK, is the chosen charity partner for the brand new event taking over the Cornish coastline next month - The Human Race Festival of Sport. The charity is offering free places for people wanting to get fit and give something back to spinal cord injury research at the same time.

Taking place against the stunning backdrop of St. Michael's Mount from 14th - 16th September, The Human Race Festival of Sport is a three-day event offering a complete range of sports challenges for individuals and teams of all abilities including triathlon, road cycling, open water swimming and beach runs.

Wings for Life are offering free places to any event over the weekend and in return they are asking for supporters to raise funds for their cause. To register your interest, simply email office@wingsforlife.co.uk.

Spinal cord injury can happen to anyone and the most common causes are road traffic accidents, falls, illness and sporting accidents. Injuries are sustained every year by locals and holiday makers who make innocent mistakes as Nikki Wilson, Head of Wings for Life UK explained: “Every year coastguards and ambulance services are called to deal with seaside injuries as people leap into the water around the coast blissfully unaware of the risks. Many don’t realise the dangers which lurk below the surface or don’t see that they’re jumping into shallow water. Sadly every year this leaves people with debilitating spinal injuries.”

Wings for Life fund cutting-edge research projects and clinical trials across the globe aimed at accelerating progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury happens in a moment, but the impact lasts a lifetime and there is currently no medical treatment available to repair the injured spinal cord.

The charity boast a unique set up where by their founders cover all administrative costs so 100% any donation goes directly into vital research.

For more information about the charity please visit www.wingsforlife.com

To find out more about the Human Race Festival of Sport visit: www.festivalofsport.net


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