'Wings For Life World Run' held in South Florida

Event raises awareness for spinal cord injuries


SUNRISE, Fla. – Runners around the world made history Saturday morning all for a good cause.

Tens of thousands of runners in over 30 different locations around the world, including hundreds of runners in Sunrise, ran simultaneously for the "Wings For Life World Run."

The "Wings For Life World Run" is all about running for those who cannot.

All of the proceeds from the race will go toward raising awareness for spinal cord injuries.

Sherea Rice, who participated in Saturday morning's race, said, "It's wonderful, it makes you feel good to do something for someone else."

Runners were not the only ones who participated. Even those personally impacted with a spinal cord injury did their part by racing in their wheelchairs.

"Wings For Life" Ambassador Brooke Thabit said, "I suffered a spinal cord injury myself. The cause is near and dear to my heart."