The SENS Research Foundation year end fundraiser has started. From now until the end of 2018, every new monthly donor will have the next year of their charitable donations to the SENS Research Foundation matched from our $54,000 challenge fund. The fund sponsors, Josh Triplett, Christophe and Dominique Cornuejols, and Fight Aging! challenge you to fund the development of rejuvenation therapies: sign up as a recurring donor, and we will match your donations for the next year.
Collectively, the SENS programs provide a path to comprehensive human rejuvenation. The SENS Research Foundation asks us to reimagine aging, to give our support to building a future in which being old does not have to mean being frail, sick, suffering, and diminished. This is not just theory. After years of effort, the work of our community of scientists, advocates, and philanthropists is paying off with the existence of working rejuvenation therapies that are well on their way to the clinic. The first rejuvenation therapies based on the SENS model, those that selectively destroy senescent cells, have been proven in mice and are presently undergoing heavily funded, rapidly expanding clinical development in multiple startup companies. Clinical trials in patients are underway.
So far, so good, but this is just the first step. The progress to date proves that the SENS vision of rejuvenation through damage repair is correct, but even as senescent cell clearance receives the attention and funding that it merits, a score of other equally important lines of research and development continue to languish, lacking resources. It is our job to provide those resources, the funding that can be used to bring these areas of research towards proof, widespread support, and active clinical development. The SENS Research Foundation has demonstrated its ability to make very good use of our charitable donations: you won't find a better way to change the world than this opportunity.
Thank you for your dedicated support of SENS Research Foundation's mission to end age-related disease. We know you share our passion and vision for a world with extended, healthy lifespans for all. How much human suffering would be alleviated if science and medicine could comprehensively treat the diseases of aging at their root cause?
Our donors are making this a reality. With your support, we are conducting and funding research, educating new scientists, and engaging in outreach to the public and industry partners. Research focuses on a unique damage-repair approach to treat diseases of aging. Education engages the next generation of rejuvenation biotechnology professionals. Outreach encourages and inspires the general public, policymakers, and academia to Reimagine Aging.
For more ways to donate, including how to receive tax benefits from the EU, visit our Ways to Donate page. From all of us at SRF, thank you! Your help is vital to moving our mission forward.