The Project for Awesome 2017 launched yesterday and runs from December 15 to December 17. This is a chance for people to create and vote on short videos about their favorite charities; the top-voted charities each win a cash prize to help bring them most-needed funds for the coming new year.
The Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation and the SENS Research Foundation have a great selection of supporting videos created by the community. The videos all put forward the case for charitable funding for rejuvenation biotechnology and an end to age-related diseases, and they showcase the critical work being done by both organizations. Please visit the links here and here and vote for every video, because every vote counts towards to the total.
LEAF has been supporting the development of rejuvenation biotechnology since its creation in 2014 through an active program of science news coverage, education, outreach, and fundraising for research projects. We work hard to connect researchers with vital funding, engage the public about the exciting world of rejuvenation biotechnology, and show the progress being made in the fight against age-related diseases.
The SENS Research Foundation is researching ways to combat age-related diseases by periodically repairing the damage that the aging processes cause. They are engaged in the bench science that could potentially bring cures to age-related diseases and help us eradicate them forever.
The defeat of aging makes sense. Nothing else causes as much pain, suffering, illness, and death in the world; over 100,000 people die every day due to age-related diseases. As well as the suffering this causes, the economic costs are vast, and with a rapidly aging population, those costs are rising to the point of becoming unsustainable in the near future. We cannot afford to have populations of frail and sick elderly people who rely on a shrinking younger population to support them; the solution to this problem is to develop rejuvenation biotechnology to help people stay healthy, independent and free from disease as they grow older.
Together, our two organizations are helping to drive progress, inform the public about the field and help prepare society for the changes that these technologies will bring. We would be nothing if it was not for the support of our awesome community, and your help during this event could make a huge difference to both organizations. Please vote for all the videos from both organizations, and ask your friends, your family, your neighbors and even your mailman to do the same! The last year has seen a huge amount of progress being made, and the community supporting us has grown both in numbers and in its determination to change the world for the better. We are more organized than ever as a community, and this is another opportunity for us to rise to the challenge!
So, support our work by voting for every video being created this weekend, and help LEAF and SENS Research both win!
Follow this quick guide to vote and help us make 2017 an awesome year for longevity!
1: Visit the LEAF videos page here; you can vote on EACH video by doing the following!
2: Click the red title of the video to go to its page on YouTube and give it a thumbs up!
3: Comment on the video; this also impacts its visibility.
4: Do the same for the SENS Research Foundation here.
Remember, more than one charity can win funds, and that means LEAF and SENS Research can both win!
If you are submitting a video go here, put it on your YouTube channel as a public video, then go here and do this (using your email and video link).