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Life Extension Advocacy Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Our mission is to promote the advancement of biomedical technologies which will increase healthy human lifespan. By sponsoring and democratizing research efforts through crowdfunding and engaging the public in thoughtful dialog, we aim to accelerate the achievement of this important humanitarian goal for all mankind. Please become a "Lifespan Hero" and help us overcome age-related disease! https://www.lifespan.io/hero/

Results: Raising over $200,000 for companies and non-profits working to overcome age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, and cancer. Educating and engaging the public in support of longevity-focused research via our blog at leafscience.org/blog, YouTube channel, and growing social media profiles.

Target demographics: People who will encounter age-related disease..everyone!

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4 Research Teams fund their important work to combat diseases of aging.

Geographic areas served: Globally

Programs: Crowdfunding Research, Fiscal Sponsorship,Education,Outreach

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Renato Galindo C.

Donor

Rating: 4

It is a very interactive, entertaining, useful organization, it reaches the public in a didactic, interesting way, it presents the topics in a very professional way, I still don't donate, however, I am planning to do it, I perceive that it is an important company that is at the forefront with the needs of humanity's greatest common problem such as the terrible aging.

Has a well participatory and organized work team, If I had related studies, I would not hesitate to work there.

1 Fatima H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such an important Non-Profit Charity looking to bring a focus on rejuvenation biotechnology and geroscience. They do this by bringing the news of aging research to everyone in a language all can understand, raising funds to support research in these fields via their crowdfunding platform at Lifespan.io, interviewing figures in aging research, producing webinars and also have a monthly journal club on facebook discussing the latest papers. To cap this they also have their own yearly conference highlighting Age-related research as well as always showing their face at other conferences throughout the year. In all a very important charity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEAF is a much needed bridge between research for ageing and funding. It operates in a field that seeks to shake the very foundation of life, recognising that treating age-related diseases requires targeting the ageing process itself. To do this, funding is needed, which is where this foundation comes. It educates and attracts funding for much needed research, and for this they should be supported.

Tony F.6

Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF is an amazing organization of dedicated individuals helping the human race reach Longevity Escape Velocity sooner rather than later.

Many groups tackle one disease at a time, but LEAF works at it from the aging process that inflicts most downstream diseases.

I encourage you to stop by LEAF to get well informed top notch information. Be a part of this great movement to help stop the loss of 100,000 precious life's everyday who succumb to the horrible debilitating diseases that manifest from biological aging.

Don't sit on the sidelines waiting for this to happen. The more people behind this great movement the faster we can significantly improve health at the molecular level to catch the train to the post aging world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Extending our healthspan is the most humane thing we can achieve as it will reduce the suffering of both old and ill, it will reduce the burden on society as the population ages potentially rescuing the economy.

Paul S.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

In five years or so, LEAF has grown from a small crowd-funding organization to a strong voice for extending healthy human lifespan. I am very proud to be involved with this organization as a board member and a donor, and I look forward to watching it grow ever more significant in the future! I'm a LEAF donor! You should be too!

Colin A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I use LEAF to keep up the challenges and advancements in rejuvenation biotechnology.
I find their work to be encouraging, but not over-hyped.

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a talented group of individuals that are hard working for a great cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is nothing more important in this world than being healthy and Life Extension Advocacy Foundation Inc realizes that more than anyone else. By spreading the news about the latest cutting-edge research in the field of biotechnology, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation is doing an amazing job at keeping people informed about all relevant scientific facts and engaging the audience to take part and support the research themselves. A world without age-related diseases is worth fighting for and this is why they work of this organization is so crucial. I believe that these people will change the world for the better. They are already changing it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEAF is doing an outstanding job when it comes to fighting the world's biggest problem - aging. In the era where it becomes increasingly more likely that aging will be defeated once and for all, LEAF's role is crucial and the more people support their efforts, the sooner we will all benefit from these therapies. Kudos to LEAF and all the great work they are doing!

1 Tony F.5

Donor

Rating: 5

While there are many charitable organizations devoted to finding cures for the many threats plaguing humanity, LEAF stands out as one that dares to dream of a future where we might actually emerge victorious someday, for no matter how many diseases we cure, eventually aging will damage our bodies to the point where one of them will claim us.

But they do more than just advocate, organize, and help fund research that will bring us to this goal, they also bring a personal touch. When my 14 year old black labrador came down with lung cancer, one of the members, Elena Milova, helped me find a Cryonics facility where I could preserve her so that one day maybe, just maybe, she could be revived. And when her health turned unexpectedly and I was forced to enact emergency protocols to preserve my precious pup, Elena stood by me and offered her own insights into the process step by step as we took our journey from the vet to the Cryonics Institute in Michigan. Without that human touch, I might've given up and today I would be a far more depressed person.

If you have loved ones suffering from the ailments of age and fear for their futures, consider supporting LEAF. Incredible progress is being made and they serve as the best platform for raising public awareness about the research being done in the field of rejuvenation technologies.

1 Alexandru A.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am always surprised when they reveal one of their new projects to spread awareness about the problem that is ageing in today's world, and most importantly how we can finally fix it and save dozens of millions of lives a year. It's also a reliable way for someone like me who's interested in the subject to stay in touch with the new advancements.

Not only they are extremely efficient with the funds they receive, partly because most of the people working for it are volunteers, at least in my knowledge, they are also very creative in using this money to produce the most amount of advocacy per dollar.

Personally, I am a huge fan of their rejuvenation roadmap since I like seeing in real time the advancement of the therapies that will one day cure ageing. It's also the small things like this one that makes me proud and reassures me that I have made the right decision to support this foundation in particular.

2 Iacopo M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As I write, one person per second is dying of an age-related illness and this, in addition to causing great suffering to the people themselves and their families, is an increasingly important social problem.

It was comforting to discover the existence of an organization like LEAF, whose mission is to support and accelerate, through articles, videos, conferences, events, donations, etc., the development of a regenerative medicine that can bring aging under medical control.

One of the main obstacles that LEAF helps to overcome is the lack of proper information on this issue, because unfortunately, ageing continues to be seen as inevitable, if not even necessary or positive, by the general public.
For this reason there is a blog, very active, in which are synthesized and discussed the new results of scientific research on the field of aging and regenerative medicine. But in addition to this, which I personally find very interesting and important, there are articles discussing the ethical, social and economic implications that a world free of ageing could have, while at the same time demystifying many commonplaces that unfortunately still recur on this issue, ultimately damaging research itself.

Thank you so much for your great and precious advocacy work, guys.
Life is short, everyone says, so let's fight together to ensure that health and quality of life are lasting and not ephemeral, for everybody.

4 Emmanuele Jonathan P.

Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF are doing a great work in bringing attention to age related disease, and they help the research with a interesting crowdfuning campaign. So, not just divulgation. Good job!

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF are doing some of the best work in bringing attention to age related disease and those who are doing great work on potential solutions. I cannot praise them highly enough for the value that this will bring in the coming years.

5 Michela S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Your work is so precious....
Please, go on, we all need to hope for a better future Life!

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF has been an excellent source of up to date information around the current research projects happening around the world related to life extension. I wouldn't know nearly as much, nor learn it as quickly, without leaf. Their staff is friendly, their website is full of wonderful articles. Their digest emails are long and fulfilling. I will continue supporting them into the future!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the first time in human history, we can win the war against aging. Why? Because finally we are on the verge of a new age in medicine where we will be able to seriously undo the cumulative damage aging does to our bodies.
LEAF is one of the few foundations which recognizes that aging is a horrible degenerative disease, and is continuously supporting scientists to help develop and refine rejuvenation therapies that can slow down or maybe even reverse aging and age related diseases.
It is imperative that we support LEAF so that they can help scientists and doctors fight the war against age related disease, lest we delay a day too long and succumb to old age ourselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LEAF has made some tremendous strides over this past year. From an inside perspective, activity is consistently high, with honestly impressive projects going on throughout the year.

This charity has helped fundraise for important research groups over the last few years, and has fueled valuable discoveries, successfully kickstarting an age-assessment device for research which is close to release, and even helping to identify 2 candidate gene therapies to reverse aging, and cure 2 genetic diseases at the same time!

This year's conference hosted by the charity was impressive by all accounts, gathering investors and reputable scientists from across the world. In all, incredible value for money, and incredible progress, all around! I cannot see a better cause to donate time, money or even simple attention to this year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LEAF as a charity is one of the most important organizations around at the moment, with the notable exception of the SENS Research Foundation (though donating to LEAF will always aid SENS, and vice-versa)

The way things are headed, not only is the loss of life from aging impossible to really comprehend, but so too is the economic damage - with the world's population aging, we're approaching a global catastrophe if organizations such as LEAF fail.

As a university student wishing to go into this area of research, I heard that LEAF was understaffed and leapt right in. It has been amazing so far - the experience with Public Engagement is valuable (and apparently will be particularly useful for starting a Master's Degree), and the board members are friendly and everpresent. I have a feeling that the connections they have will be valuable for me once I finally finish my studies, as well.

All in all, a great nonprofit, both to donate to, study science from and volunteer for.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As charities go, LEAF is among the most effective. The information on the site is comprehensive, the science is real, and I've observed its efforts transform donated money into direct support for therapies that really do fight against age-related diseases. This includes Lifespan.io campaigns and an absolutely fantastic longevity conference that brought institutional investors and Ph.D.s together.

There's a huge need for charitable funding in getting the ball rolling on new therapies that fight against age-related diseases. LEAF actually gets that done.

If you want to donate towards a cause that helps everybody, you've found it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF is simply the best in advocating for the field of regenerative medicine and the go to place for all news longevity! I feel that their work will be of great importance in the coming years. If for you aging is something that should be tackled, then your money is well spent on this organization.