Jason Hope Partners With Fight Aging! to Match SENS Rejuvenation Research Donations This December
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I am very pleased to announce that philanthropist and entrepreneur Jason Hope is joining in to expand the Fight Aging! 2013 year end matching fund for SENS rejuvenation research donations. Donations are tax deductible and help to expand important research aimed at extending our healthy life spans, reversing the downward slope of age-related disease and degeneration by repairing its root causes.

Through to the end of December 2013, Fight Aging! and Jason Hope will each match the next $15,000 donated to the SENS Research Foundation. Both Fight Aging! and Jason are each putting up $15,000 in matching funds, so every dollar donated will be matched by two dollars from this fund: in this way we hope to see the community raise an additional $45,000 for SENS research by the end of the year.

  • Matching fund from Fight Aging!: $15,000
  • Matching fund from Jason Hope: $15,000
  • Your donations, matched 2 to 1: $15,000
  • The total: $45,000

So jump on in and donate! Your gifts will help to fund ongoing cutting edge SENS research programs, undertaken in laboratories in the US and Europe, in which molecular biologists develop the means to repair the known forms of damage to cells and tissues that cause degenerative aging. This work is entirely funded by philanthropic donations, filling the gaps left where the mainstream medical research community is leaving important new work undone.

Jason Hope has previously provided $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation, a gift that established the Cambridge SENS laboratory and founded a new research program that aims to break down advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in human tissue. Age-related loss of elasticity and function in skin and other tissues is driven in part by a buildup of AGEs, largely of one type known as glucosepane. Glucosepane is a difficult chemical to work with and has been largely ignored by the mainstream research community despite the growing evidence of its importance to the course of degenerative aging. The SENS Research Foundation and Jason Hope are kick-starting this field of research, building the foundation that will allow many other laboratories to later step in and make effective AGE clearance treatments a reality, reversing this contribution to degenerative aging.

This is one of numerous research programs undertaken by the SENS Research Foundation, whose staff and allied network of researchers work to accelerate progress towards a future toolkit of rejuvenation therapies that actually, really work to reverse the course of aging. This is an era in which we can move beyond merely hoping and wishing when it comes to age-related frailty and disease. We can work to prevent it: the researchers are interested and ready, the research plans are in place, and all that is lacking is the funding for the proof of concept and foundation projects that will show the world what can be done.

Sufficient progress in the work of the SENS Research Foundation will allow many research groups around the world to step in, raise funds from more traditional, conservative sources, and carry forward the work of human rejuvenation to clinical trials and therapies. Everyone who helps this process through donations becomes a part of the broad community that is presently changing the entire face of aging research, shifting it from an investigative field to one that actually produces meaningful therapies and treatments: ways to prevent age-related disease and extend healthy life, and ways to rejuvenate the old, by repairing the low-level biological damage that makes them old.

Help us make a better, longer, healthier future for everyone! Donate!

Comments

I should add that those of you who have already bravely jumped in over the past couple of days to donate based on my $15,000 alone will still be getting matched 2:1.

Posted by: Reason at December 3, 2013 8:13 AM

Hi Reason, I don't know how difficult it is for you guys and SENS, but would you be able to get a page up on either this site,or both sites detailing how much of the $15,000 goal has been reached with a kickstarter style tracker bar?

Silly as it may seem, these things are actually incredibly interesting to those who have already donated, and they provide feedback to the community. I think the one used by www.longecity.org for their fundraiser for Mitosens worked very well.

Posted by: Jim at December 3, 2013 5:15 PM

@Jim: That would have to be on the SENS side at least initially: they have the donation data, but I don't know how easy or difficult it would be to create an API in their current setup. This whole thing is all very much on he fly and not planned in advance, so while I agree with the utility it might not be possible to get the necessary organization of access and coding done in the timeframe.

Posted by: Reason at December 3, 2013 6:16 PM

You guys are really generous and amazing. You are giving us not just $30000, but a chance at eternal health and youth. I will be donating something but it won't be much because I am very short of money right now. I need to check what bills I have coming first though.

BTW, if anyone wants to donate to medical research for free, try the Charity Miles app for phones and tablets. I recommend choosing the Michael J Fox foundation, it gives $1 for every mile you run or walk. And you all know that running every day and donating to anti-aging research are the 2 most effective ways to fight aging!

Also don't forget to talk to people and campaign politically, that makes a big difference even though it may not always seem that way.

Posted by: Carl at December 4, 2013 5:04 AM
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