There is an opportunity for us all to help the M Prize for serious anti-aging research receive another large end of year donation. See the following from Methuselah Foundation fundraiser April Smith:
Michael Cooper would like to drive us above the $100,000 cash mark before the end of the year and is committed to donate $23,700 of NYSE stock to the Longevity Prize. He will do this IF we get what it takes to top the $50,000 mark in the Longevity Prize - which will trigger Bob Gelfond's $5,000 challenge funds. Reason is willing to put a $2,000 donation towards the Longevity Prize, all of which puts us in shouting distance.
The short of it is that we need only another $2000, but we need it fast. Between our own resources and those of our immediate friends in the life-extension world, I believe we can. Can you help?
Bob Gelfond's challenge was issued quite early in the history of the prize, and I'll admit that I wasn't expecting the chance to trigger it quite so soon. But onwards and upwards!
You might also want to take a look at this Immortality Institute thread on the donation challenge:
The short of it is that we need only another $2000, but we need it fast. Between our own resources and those of our immediate friends in the life-extension world, I believe we can. Can you help us relieve Michael Cooper of his precious stock before the end of the year runs out?
As I've said before.. I'm no millionaire but I believe strongly that it will take putting my money where my mouth is to encourage others to do the same, and it is only by action that we will see change, so I'm putting a $100 bucks in over and above my regular MPrize commitment. Anyone else?
So what are you waiting for? Pitch in a few dollars and help us net a large donation of stock for the prize fund.