SOURCE: SENS Research Foundation

SENS Research Foundation

December 03, 2015 09:00 ET

SENS Research Foundation Raises Over $27,000 on #GivingTuesday

132 Worldwide Contributions More than Doubled Funds Raised in 2014, Helping to Facilitate Research on Age-Related Diseases

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - The SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a non-profit organization focused on transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease, received $27,317 on December 1, #GivingTuesday -- more than double what the foundation raised on #GivingTuesday 2014. Funds received this year came from nine countries, including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom, as well as the USA. In addition to the donations, SENS Research Foundation will receive two $5,000 dollar for dollar challenge grants and a dollar for dollar match for all the funds raised. The result is a total of $74,634 in donations due to the support received on #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The event is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

SENS Research Foundation's goal at the outset was $20,000 with the help of contributors who pledged to match each dollar raised up to the first $5,000. The Croeni Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to giving, the environment and health, matched the first $5,000 raised dollar for dollar. The foundation gave SRF an unrestricted $5,000 earlier this year, as well. Aubrey de Grey, CSO of SENS Research Foundation, will also match $5,000, and Fight Aging! is matching every dollar up to $125,000 raised from October 1 to December 31, 2015. Fight Aging! encourages the development of medical technologies, lifestyles, and other means to help people live comfortably, healthily, and capably for as long as they desire.

"We are thrilled to have exceeded our goal for this year's #GivingTuesday," said Jerri Barrett, vice president of outreach, SENS Research Foundation. "We extend our sincere appreciation to all those who contributed funds including Jan Croeni and the Croeni Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, and Fight Aging! for their support. These funds will help us continue our research into the damage repair approach to the diseases and disabilities of aging."

About SENS Research Foundation (SRF)

SENS Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to research, develop, and promote comprehensive regenerative medicine solutions for the diseases of aging. SRF is focused on a damage repair paradigm for treating the diseases of aging, which it advances through scientific research, advocacy, and education. SENS Research Foundation supports research projects at universities and institutes around the world with the goal of curing such age-related diseases as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Educating the public and training researchers to support a growing regenerative medicine field are also major endeavors of the organization that are being accomplished though advocacy campaigns and educational programs. For more information, visit www.sens.org.

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