The 2017 Project for Awesome (P4A) has ended, and what a weekend it has been! We have had a significant number of videos created in support of our work, and the encouragement from the community has been superb. It is very inspiring to hear what people have to say about the importance of our work and why they appreciate the work we do. Today, we wanted to have a look at some of the great videos created by the LEAF team and our awesome community.
LEAF President Keith Comito led the charge during P4A and talks about our motivations and our vision for a world without age-related diseases. Science is making huge leaps in progress, and we no longer have to accept age-related diseases as inevitable.LEAF Board member Paul Spiegel talks about the potential for us all to enjoy healthier lives thanks to advances in science. He makes the argument that mankind has been seeking to increase how long we live for centuries through simple things, such as sanitation, toothbrushes, and cooking our food; the cutting-edge technologies of today will be seen as trivial as those things in the future. We should look at rejuvenation biotechnology as just a new form of medicine to help us live healthier and longer lives. LEAF Board member Elena Milova talks about how LEAF engages with the public and helps people to better understand aging, discusses her mission to help humanity end age-related diseases, and talks about how science might bring an end to age-related diseases, given enough support. Elena visited the top of the TV-Tower Ostankino in Moscow to bring you this video and the stunning views. It was also great to see that neurophysiologist Jayde Lovell from the SciQ channel, which is part of the Young Turks Network, also made a video for LEAF. Jayde took the time to explain why she supports our work and focuses in particular on our crowdfunding for research on our fundraising platform Lifespan.io.
Emanuele Ascani also took the time to talk about why he thinks what LEAF does is important. He talks about the importance of crowdfunding for research and how we are doing something unique in the field by providing researchers with a way to raise funds in this manner. Emanuele is an active member of our community and it was great that he showed his support during P4A and explained why he thinks LEAF should be one of the winning charities this year. We would like to thank everyone who took part in making a video about us, and we thank those who voted for us as well. The community showed lots of motivation, energy, and enthusiasm for this public event, and as LEAF will be getting involved in more similar initiatives, it bodes well for the future. One of our greatest strengths comes from our commitment as a community to making rejuvenation biotechnology a reality in the near future. Thank you for your continued support.