A warm welcome to Jean David Robert, who became the 114th member of The Three Hundred this week; an auspicious time, as the Mprize fund now passes the $4 million mark. This sizeable research prize purse is influencing the course of anti-aging science, awareness of the potentials and support for extending the healthy human life span.
At no other time in human history has there been the possibility of a real science based option to aging. At no other time have we had the tools to apply the same intelligence to our biology that has allowed us to walk in space and will help us move into the future. We have those tools now. The proof of principle that validates the hope of an option to aging, exists.
Five thousand years ago, such a hope would have relied on divine intervention. Five hundred years ago, it might have been the promise of alchemy. But today, scientists have more than just tantalizing clues, they are close to knowing the causes of aging and they are on the verge of knowing not only how to stop them, but to reverse them – to lengthen life by extending people’s best years, not their declining ones.
Our fund-raising experience has convinced us that when given the option, there are thousands of individuals and organizations who will be willing to choose life over money. So we decided something special was in order.
That’s where you come in.
Such a way we have come since The Three Hundred was launched – and there is more and better ahead! Thank you all to those who have helped propel the Methuselah Foundation to bring change and new growth in longevity and aging research; we will all benefit in the years to come.