Lance Bass, formerly of NSYNC, is teaming up with Wings For Life ahead of their Wings For Life World Run event. The organization raises money for spinal cord research. All proceeds from the run will go towards research into the complexities of spinal cord injuries. Alongside Red Bull athlete and fencer Miles Chamley Watson, Bass appeared in a video for the event cheering on runners as the moving finish line, the catcher car, approached them.
Bass is no stranger to philanthropy. In 2001, the former boy bander founded the Lance Bass Foundation, which works to provide healthcare to low income children. A few years later in 2005, he launched uBid For Hurricane Relief, which allowed for celebrities to contribute money via charitable auction to victims of Hurricane Katrina. He additionally appeared in GLAAD public service announcements encouraging acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.
Bass and Watson’s unique collaboration aims to show runners that spinal cord injuries can affect just about anyone, regardless of their background. The Wings For Life World Run is a global event, taking place in several cities across every continent.
The Wings for Life World Run is a global even celebrating it’s 10th edition this year. Anyone can participate, from wherever they are, by downloading the Wings for Life World Run App. Bass will be the featured voice of the In-App Catcher Car Voice in the United States this year. The Wings for Life World Run will take place on Sunday May 7, beginning at 7 a.m. EST & 4 a.m. PST. Learn how to register or donate to the foundation here.