I believe the work of the SENS Foundation is essential to advancing human medicine. The way they approach the overall problem of the aging process and associated diseases is the most effective solution.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Arizona entrepreneur Jason Hope has again made headlines, this time with WebProNews, in an article highlighting the philanthropist's donation to a leading anti-aging firm. In 2010, Hope gave $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation at an event hosted by Peter Thiel. Since that time, Hope has given an addition $1 million a year two years in a row, as reported in the article entitled "Jason Hope and Google Founders Seek Cures for Heart Disease, Cancer."
Yet 2010 did not mark the end of the story of Hope's support of the SENS Foundation. Since Mr. Thiel's 2010 fundraiser, in which he donated a striking $3.5 million, interest in the SENS Foundation has remained high for both Thiel and Hope. Thiel regularly makes donations around $1 million to the foundation, and for the past two years Hope has matched those donations. Because of their ongoing support of this research, many are pointing to the two tech leaders as visionaries in anti-aging research, which is a relatively new research trend in the modern scientific world.
Why this emphasis on anti-aging research? "I believe the work of the SENS Foundation is essential to advancing human medicine. The way they approach the overall problem of the aging process and associated diseases is the most effective solution. It's my honor to support the SENS Foundation in its efforts to improve the future for humanity," stated Mr. Hope.
Recently, heads have turned toward anti-aging research when Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google's founders, invested over $100 million to start their own anti-aging research in the form of a new Google Company known as Calico. Calico's primary goal is to find a cure for aging. Page and Brin have named Art Levinson, former CEO of Genentech, as CEO of their infant company.
Technology's exponential growth has created a point in history where researchers believe a true cure for many of the diseases of aging is just around the corner. Continuing to invest in this research by leaders in the tech industry shows how close society is to a breakthrough in this crucial research.
About Jason Hope
Born in Tempe, Jason Hope has remained an Arizona resident, getting his degree from Arizona State University and his MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. His career as a futurist, philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur has brought great success, and he is constantly looking to give back through donations to research and the local community. He has also been active in politics throughout Arizona and the nation. Hope currently lives in Scottsdale. More information about his recent endeavors can be found at http://www.jasonhope.com.