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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

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1 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.

2 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.

3 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!

1

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!

2

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.

3

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.

2

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

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.

1

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!

3

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.

2

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!

2

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!

2

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.

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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

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.