Giving Tuesday is a once a year charitable event to encourage donations, awareness, and advocacy for all causes - and today is the day. Donations made today to the SENS Research Foundation to help fund rejuvenation research programs aimed at effective treatment of the root causes of age-related disease will be matched three times over.
(And if SENS research isn't your cup of tea, then allow me to point out that the scientist behind DRACO anti-viral technology, capable of controlling near all viral infections including many that currently lack effective therapies, is presently raising funds for ongoing research and development at IndieGoGo. Regardless of views on the best way forward for aging research, I would hope we can all agree that the work to date on DRACO is very promising, the world will be a better place with fewer viral infections, and that helping this project is also a worthy cause).
The SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a non-profit organization focused on transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease, has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Every dollar donated to SRF up to the first $5,000 will be quadrupled, making every dollar raised turn into $20,000.
SENS Research Foundation is aiming to reach a goal of $20,000 with the help of contributors who have pledged to match each dollar raised up to the first $5,000. The Croeni Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to giving, the environment and health, has pledged to match the first $5,000 raised dollar for dollar. The foundation gave SRF an unrestricted $5,000 earlier this year, as well. Aubrey de Grey, CSO of SENS Research Foundation, has offered a dollar for dollar matching challenge up to $5,000. And Fight Aging! will match every dollar up to $125,000 through December 31, 2015.
"Today's cost for the treatment and care of chronic diseases of aging costs around $40,000 per second and will only continue to go up, as we spend more money per patient, while the number of patients is increasing. As a society, we need to change our ways and start treating age-related diseases more intelligently. The funds we raise on #GivingTuesday will help facilitate our efforts to do just that, as we work to continue learning how to prevent or reverse age-related diseases."