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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

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Colin A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They provide valuable information on the state of longevity research.

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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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their website has very comprehensive information and is a great source to learn more about research in the biology of aging and age-related diseases. They are also very well respected in the field and have done a great thing in bringing the science to the general publics attention. Furthermore, and most importantly at that, they are tackling one of the most important problems in the world: the fact that we all get sicker as we age. The field of anti-aging needs more attention and I believe this is a great organization to be at the forefront it.

Paul Spiegel

Board Member

Rating: 5

In six short years, LEAF has grown from a small organization "crowdfunding the cure for aging" to a major force in longevity advocacy, encompassing journalism, conferences, videos, podcasts and other outreach for a community that is fast growing from a dream to a reality. As far as funding goes, we punch far above our weight, and could always use additional help in our mission to find a cure for aging, the universal disease!

Yes, I believe in LEAF. That's why I serve on its board!

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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!

Greg G.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only does LEAF work on an incredibly important and underrepresented issue, but they do a great job at it! I'm looking forward to seeing them continue to grow.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organisation for a neglected cause. Kudos to LEAF and their patrons.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

Fatima H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Non Profit just keeps giving. Expanding on last year they have carried on making important news in the biomedical technologies field. They give the news in a way that anyone can understand from professionals to anyone new to this field of healthy human lifespan. Their last conference due to COVID-19 had to go online which wasn't a problem as they put so much effort into making the experience so easy and brought together so many researchers to showcase their work. If you didn't see it then you should, they are now releasing the videos on youtube of this conference. LEAF carry on bringing news to people via their monthly Journal Club, Webinars, X10 Show and the new X10 News as well as a new video project they have called 'Science to Save the World' which examines a problem to see if there’s a solution and looks at ways to make the world better. The people at LEAF are so few but produce so much content for all of us. Please support them, they and you can make the world a better place to live in for a longer lifetime.

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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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful public education content on gerontology, health span extension, lifespan extension, and age-related disease.

Myles B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEAF provides important advocacy work for one of the most important issues facing humanity (if not the most important, albeit under-supported cause). Many within the scientific community have finally begun to research on how to medically intervene against aging, and LEAF is doing everything within their power to ensure that the majority of people recognize this problem and to promote them to support it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEAF is a fantastic non-profit supporting an incredibly important yet under-recognised global issue - aging, and its biological underpinnings.


1 scotty3861

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEAF is a foundation for what could be the biggest revolution in human history. their informative articles and confrences are doing a great job at educating the public, and they are a reason why things are moving faster these days than a few years ago.

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF are what is needed right now to spread awareness to people and to educate people that aging is a solvable problem and a problem that can be solved in our lifetimes. We need to get the message out and to encourage governments and wealthy people to support this vital goal. With the right amount of support we can end the suffering of millions and save lives in the process.

1 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.

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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.

1 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.

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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.

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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!

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

5 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.

6 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.

1 Galaxyvoyager128

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation is a great non-profit organization that has hosted a history of successful fundraisers, conferences, and collaborations to help forward development of advanced medical biotechnology dedicated to rejuvenation towards healthy life. The goals of medically controlling age related damage are necessary for economic and social stability as well as overall health of populations and as such should be prioritized as a major goal for humanity's future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation has given me great hope for those alive today to benefit from rejuvenation therapy. They also provide good education for advocacy as well as address and answer concerns. It is a foundation that everyone should donate, advocate and volunteer for.

2 Emanuele

Donor

Rating: 5

Lifespan.io does advocacy and crowdfunding to help fight age related diseases by targeting the aging process. It also does advocacy in the field with incredible results. Just how they did with their partnership with the famous YouTube channel Kurzgesagt.

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Donor

Rating: 5

lifespan.io is awesome. It has already funded many research projects in biogerontology, aimed to reverse the damages of aging. They are working on the most important problem in human history! Every dollar donated to them saves a life! 100.000 people die per day of aging (2/3 of all deaths), and if, for example, 36M dollars could near the date in which anti-aging therapies will arrive by 10 years, then with one dollar donated you can save one life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWtSUdOWVI

2 Sebastian Aguiar B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic source for the latest geroscience news and scientific summaries. Keep up the great work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the greatest charities in existence, their purpose is to the alleviate suffering caused by aging by promoting technologies that will intervene in the aging process itself. Please support this worthy cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF and Lifespan, IO are powerhouse advocacy groups which seek to fund aging reversal research through social media outreach. They have lots of posts every day on various social media outlets. Lifespan, IO has successfully funded many scientific research projects, raising for each tens of thousands of dollars. Traditionally, updated medicine and research on aging has been given a backseat in the mainstream media. This is rapidly changing, and LEAF has a lot to do with that success. The aging rejuvenation biotech field is rapidly coming into focus, and advocacy groups like LEAF and Lifespan, IO are helping to get us there. I strongly recommend donations to and praise for LEAF and Lifespan, IO!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great team doing very important work.

I regularly check their informative website and also follow them on discord.

If you have any interest in fighting the diseases of aging, - and you do! - cos that's most of them. Then you need champions like these doing to work they do.

Keep it up!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think LEAF is doing a good job of trying to educate the public about the problem of aging. They are trying to hasten the defeat of aging every day for us all. They are working on the worlds most important problem of all time, aging costs more money in the last year of there life than there whole life put together. More people need to donate to projects like lifespan.io so the end of aging can come sooner for everyone. The devastation aging does to people is very tragic and we need to put a stop to this horrible problem as soon as possible.

3 jansen1975

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great org and I visit their website often to check out the latest biotech news and see what fundraising projects are running. Their work in advocacy, education, news and fundraising moonshot projects makes them my #1 choice when I have a bit of spare cash to donate to a good scientific cause.

3 Nicola B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation is what we need to make a dream come true. When I first learned about research for rejuvenation biotechnologies, I was afraid it would turn out to be your typical research project: somebody somewhere is working on it, but you'll never hear about it again. I was wrong: LEAF stepped in and became pretty much the advocacy engine room of the nascent rejuvenation biotechnology industry, the number one choice to find information on what's going on in the field of anti-ageing medicine and to find out how to help the cause. Not only LEAF helps to fund research and raise awareness, but it is a great way for the average Joe to help science conquer ageing.

3 theantiageingguy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization with great people pioneering new therapies to extend healthy human lifespan by curing age related disease.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated to promoting and funding rejuvenation research.

4 Zackerie G.

Donor

Rating: 5

LEAF are playing a vital role in the hastening of medical research pertaining to the illnesses of aging and I'm proud to support them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

You won't find more mission-oriented and committed volunteers and employees, focused on minimizing the time to the development of aging interventions, than the people LEAF. Day in and day out they provide top notch education to help people optimize and restore function threatened by the aging process. We are in a new world when it comes to increasing the healthy human lifespan with science, and LEAF are helping not only get the word out, but also save lives so they can live healthier, longer.