New at the Methuselah Foundation

From the desk of the Methuselah Foundation CEO, Dave Gobel:

Today I am extremely pleased to announce exciting developments in the delivery of our global mission. As you might be aware, Methuselah Foundation’s activities have always covered the twin threads of the Mprize and SENS research initiatives.

As of April 7th, 2009, the programs and resources of Methuselah Foundation’s SENS research arm will be divested to the independent charity, SENS Foundation. SENS Foundation will be directed by CEO Mike Kope, with Dr. Aubrey de Grey as Chief Science Officer. I will continue to have the privilege of leading Methuselah Foundation.

The restructuring of Methuselah Foundation allows us to be more nimble as we grow, and enables us to incubate and launch a variety of programs. I’m writing you today to share with you our short, medium and long-term strategies that advance our core mission of ending age-related diseases through awareness, education, scientific research, and direct community outreach.

Let me tell you more about our expanded and new strategies for short, medium, and long-term impact in our mission to end age-related diseases:

SHORT-TERM STRATEGIES

I’d like to introduce you to My Bridge 4 Life, an exciting new initiative co-sponsored by Methuselah Foundation. My Bridge 4 Life is an online and offline community tool that takes the overwhelming nature of a major health crisis; carves it into manageable phases; sets goals for each phase with the user/patient and their community – and builds a wellness plan for life in the process.

As you know, it is has been a challenge to communicate our message to the mainstream public. It is our belief that providing instant real world updates to those with life threatening diseases, and their support networks, will introduce a significantly larger audience to our overall mission while providing a beneficial program for people in need.

Today we are launching Phase 1 of the project, My Bridge 4 Life’s Tips4Life on World Health Day. Tips4Life is a global database of real world wisdom. If you, or anyone you know, have overcome a life threatening challenge please take a few brief moments and share your wisdom with the people who will be following in your footsteps at www.MyBridge4Life.com

MEDIUM-TERM STRATEGIES

The core focus in our fight to end age related diseases is found in the MPrize, a breakthrough approach to giving cutting-edge science the resources needed to solve one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. The MPrize springs from a simple truth: the greatest innovations in human history have always been fueled by three things… competition, imagination and the entrepreneurial spirit. Science is no different.

To focus both the resources and vision of the world’s most capable and passionate scientific teams, the MPrize rewards the vision and dedication of teams that discover new keys to extending healthy human life with sizable cash prizes. We’ve already seen promising results. In the coming months we will be adding new social media elements, outreach and community programs to the MPrize.

LONG-TERM STRATEGIES

We remain firmly committed to continuing support for groundbreaking rejuvenative research, taking further strides in our global mission to develop, promote, and provide widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions and therapies to end the disabilities and diseases of aging. We have many exciting new breakthrough rejuvenation projects in the works, which we will be announcing in the very near future. Stay tuned…

YOUR ROLE

I would like to take this time to thank you for making our growth and expansion possible. Methuselah Foundation and SENS Foundation are developing and sharing cures and programs that will help end the suffering of aging. It is a testament to the power of community that your donations, no matter how small, make a direct impact on finding the solution for a longer, healthier life for each and every one of us. You are changing human history for generations to come.

And again, if you, or anyone you know, have overcome a life threatening challenge please take a few brief moments and share your wisdom with the people who will be following in your footsteps at My Bridge For Life’s website.

Thank you again for your support!

Sincerely,

Dave Gobel
Founder and CEO, Methuselah Foundation

Big News at the Methuselah Foundation – and the New SENS Foundation

From the Methuselah Foundation founders:

Today we are extremely pleased to announce exciting developments in the delivery of our global mission.

As many of you are aware, Methuselah Foundation’s activities have always covered the twin threads of the Mprize and SENS research initiatives. As of 7th April, 2009, the programs and resources of Methuselah Foundation’s SENS research arm will be divested to the independent charity, SENS Foundation. SENS Foundation will be directed by CEO Mike Kope, with Dr Aubrey de Grey as Chief Science Officer. Methuselah Foundation will continue to be led by Founder and CEO David Gobel.

“The restructuring of Methuselah Foundation allows us to be more nimble as we grow, and enables us to incubate and launch a variety of programs. On April 7th we will unveil short, medium and long-term strategies that advance our core mission of ending age-related disease through awareness, education, scientific research, and direct community outreach,” says Methuselah Foundation CEO Dave Gobel.

Dr de Grey will be standing down from his formal roles with Methuselah Foundation on 6th April in order to focus his effort on SENS research and outreach. In his own words: “I have been delighted with the extraordinary growth and significant breakthroughs which the SENS research initiative has already delivered. As CSO of SENS Foundation I look forward to continuing and extending this work, taking further strides in a global mission to develop, promote, and provide widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions to the disabilities and diseases of aging.”

SENS Foundation is in the final stages of acquiring the necessary 501(c)(3) status and infrastructure to process general tax-deductible donations directly. In the interim, Methuselah Foundation will be assisting SENS Foundation in processing donations in order that they retain tax-exempt status for US taxpayers. An initial sponsorship agreement between the two organizations will ensure that existing SENS research funds are also made available to SENS Foundation.

Both organizations have a web presence to provide further information about their work and structure. Methuselah Foundation remains at MFoundation.org . SENS Foundation can be found at SENS.org.

We would also like to take this time to thank you for making our growth and expansion possible. Methuselah Foundation and SENS Foundation are developing and sharing cures and programs that will help end the suffering of aging. It is a testament to the power of community that your donations, no matter how small, make a direct impact on finding the solution for a longer, healthier life for each and every one of us. You are changing human history for generations to come.

With sincere thanks,

Dave Gobel, Mike Kope, and Aubrey de Grey