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Fighting Aging and Hurricane Harvey: AgeMeter Campaign Extension and Matching Funds Announced

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Aging remains the number one killer, taking the lives of 100,000 people per day due to a number of severe age-related diseases like cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Still, this is not the only danger we have to protect ourselves from: the recent developments in the US with the devastating Hurricane Harvey clearly show how important is to unite our efforts to gain more control over our lives.

This storm has influenced our activities at Lifespan.io in an unexpected and unprecedented way: Elliott Small, the project leader of AgeMeter, was called in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the disaster relief effort, helping local people to deal with the consequences of the storm. During this time he had to postpone all campaign activities in order to lend a hand.

It is partly for this reason that we at Lifespan.io have decided to extend the AgeMeter campaign by two weeks, to allow the project team to make up for lost time and hopefully achieve 100% funding! If you considered donating to AgeMeter to get this useful device to measure functional age developed, now you can do it until September 15.

We are also happy to announce the support of two initiatives for matching donations for this campaign.  The first is an anonymous donor who will match the next $1,000 donated to the campaign, making your contribution count double.  

The community at LongeCity has also decided to support the campaign with a matching fundraiser to get an AgeMeter for use in their affiliate labs!



We are very proud of Elliott for helping those in desperate need and confident that our community will carry his important project to the success it deserves.

 

About the author

Elena Milova

Elena has been a longevity activist and advocate since 2013, when she first started to organize educational events to make new evidence-based methods of healthy life extension more popular. The last few years have seen Elena leading some successful projects in Russia, aimed at spreading the idea of healthy longevity among decision makers as well as the general public. Several years of lobbying resulted in the inclusion of her propositions in the strategic program documents of the Russian Federation related to the problems of the elderly. She is a co-author of the book “Aging Prevention for All” (in Russian, 2015), where, among other topics, she is sharing how to facilitate the adoption of the healthy lifestyle to promote the period of good health. In 2015, Elena helped to shape and coordinate the successful crowdfunding campaign of the Major Mouse Testing Program – a study of Senolytic drug combinations on mouse lifespan. In 2017 at LEAF, Elena led a successful advocacy project to include the problems of the elderly into the WHO’s 13th Programme of Work . Previously Elena has worked as a project manager in the pharmaceutical and advertisement industries, helping to promote new drugs and therapies. This experience helped her to realize that the existing therapies were not 100% effective and could not completely stop age-related diseases – which has ignited an interest for the development of innovative therapies. Elena graduated with a bachelor’s in both psychology and foreign languages and is now working to earn her MBA at the oldest Russian business school MIRBIS.
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