October 1st 2015

October 1, 2015

FightAging.org Announces $125,000 Challenge Grant for SRF
SENS Research Foundation has received our new year-end challenge grant from FightAging.org. Fight Aging! will match up to $125,000 in donations from you, our supporters.
The Fight Aging! Fundraiser will launch on October 1st. All proceeds will benefit SENS Research Foundation. Last year your generous donations helped us raise $180,000. Help us meet this year’s goal of raising over $250,000 during the last quarter of 2015.
The following individuals and organizations have joined forces to put together the $125,000 match: 
  • Fight Aging!
  • Josh Triplett
  • Christophe and Dominique Cornuejols
  • Stefan Richter
Please help us reach our $125,000 goal by donating generously today! Remember, your support is crucial to our continued fight against age-related disease. 
Anyone interested in offering an additional challenge grant for Giving Tuesday – December 1st – please contact Jerri.Barrett@sens.org.
To donate go to www.sens.org/donate. 

MitoSENS Mitochondrial Repair Project Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches $30,000 Goal with 25 Days to Go


SENS Research Foundation is pleased to announce that the MitoSENS Crowdfunding  Campaign has reached its initial goal of $30,000! Thank you to everyone who contributed and made achieving this milestone possible.
The remaining 25 days of this campaign are your chance to make even more positive impact - from October 1 until October 25th, every donation made to the MitoSENS campaign will be counted towards our $125,000 Matching Grant Challenge from Fight Aging! 
Our campaign prizes include a Mito Mech for players of the game Mecha Galaxy, a signed copy of Aubrey de Grey’s Ending Aging, and a dinner with Aubrey de Grey and television/movie star (and SRF fan) Edward James Olmos.

The #LifespanChallenge Starts on October 1 — International Longevity Day


Lifespan.io, the host of our MitoSENS Crowdfunding Campaign is launching their #Lifespan Challenge on October 1 (International Longevity Day). When you donate to the MitoSENS Campaign, be sure to reach out and challenge others to help fund research to extend healthy lifespan.


Go to http://www.lifespan.io/the-lifespanchallenge-starting-on-october-1-international-longevity-day/ to learn more.  

Easy Ways to Help Support SENS Research Foundation
Thank you to all our supporters who help make SENS Research Foundation's work possible. The SRF staff is grateful to each and every one of you.
If you'd like to help even more, here are just a few other ways you can support SRF in our mission to change the way the world researches and treats age-related disease:

1. Amazon Smile – you can help support SRF every time you shop on Amazon.com. Just sign up with Amazon Smile – www.smile.amazon.com – and select SENS Foundation, Inc. A percentage (.05%) of every purchase will be donated to SRF. We now receive quarterly checks from Amazon Smile and with your help those checks will continue to grow. Please remember to use Amazon Smile when you do your holiday shopping this year.


2. Become a subscription donor. You can make donations to SRF once a year or show your support every month with a donation that gets charged to your card automatically. You can cancel at any time. Just sign up at http://www.sens.org/donate.



3. Find out if your company offers a Matching Gift Program. Many employers will match your generous gift dollar for dollar. Currently SRF receives matching gifts from Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, Salesforce.com, GE United Way, and Kaiser. Just check with your corporate human resources department. If they do offer a Matching Gift Program please ask them to add SENS Research Foundation to their list. Need help? Contact us at jerri.barrett@sens.org.


4. Make a memorial donation in honor of a family member or friend who has passed away. We will honor them in our next annual report.


5. Let people know what you think of SENS Research Foundation. Review us on GreatNonProfits.org and help other potential supporters learn about what we do - http://greatnonprofits.org/org/sens-research-foundation


6. Tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ – use your social media to help spread the word about our work. Follow SRF on all your social media.


7. Tell your family and friends about SENS Research Foundation. You can use our new Annual Report which is available at: www.sens.org/about/organizational-reports/annual/2015. This report highlights the progress we are making in our funded intramural and extramural research, outreach and education programs. Help spread the word about how SENS Research Foundation is working to fight the diseases of aging.

New Extramural Publication in PLOS One Featuring SRF-Funded Work


SRF’s extramural research program funds research at leading Universities and Research Institutes around the world including Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Yale University, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and many others. 


Your donations have enabled us to fund research critical to the search for real cures for age-related diseases, such as the Brigham/Harvard amyloid work by Brian O'Nuallain (Assistant Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School).
The new open-access paper "IgG Conformer's Binding to Amyloidogenic Aggregates" has just been published in PLOS One. This work identifies an inherent amyloid-binding property of human antibodies which may explain the limited success of prior immunotherapy trials. Click to read the paper.
October 1 is International Longevity Day
October 1 is the UN International Day of Older Persons, and it is an emerging tradition for longevity researchers and activists around the world to organize events dedicated to the promotion of longevity research on or around October 1. This day is sometimes referred to as “International Longevity Day”.
To learn about Longevity Day happenings occurring throughout the world - perhaps in your area - go to: http://www.longevityforall.org/international-longevity-day-october-1-2015/.



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