I'm happy to relay the following release from the Methuselah Foundation:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2005, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Chairman of the Methuselah Foundation, announced that recent generous sponsorship donations would enable two people committed to the extension of healthy lifespans to dedicate all of their time and energy toward furthering the mission of the Methuselah Foundation.
"We are at a critical moment in the advance toward new medical therapies that will dramatically extend our youth, health, and longevity," said de Grey. "I'm delighted that several sponsors have recognized the value of the Methuselah Foundation's work as a catalyst for the development of these technologies, and are willing to fund focused efforts in support of the Foundation."
Michael Rae of Calgary, Alberta, will assist Dr. de Grey in research and writing. April Smith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will focus on mobilizing funds for the M Prize.
For a list of Expense Contributors go here: www.mprize.org/index.php?pagename=expense_contributors
You might know April Smith from her calorie restriction blog: she also happens to be a professional fundraiser with a long history of experience in that field. Michael Rae is well known in the healthy life extension community and has his fingers in many pies - you should certainly read his excellent essay on The Three Hundred over at the Longevity Meme.