November 1st 2016

November 1, 2016 - Special Edition

Dear Friend and Supporter of SENS Research Foundation,

Welcome to the SENS Research Foundation Year End Fundraising Campaign Newsletter. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support for SENS Research Foundation. The last 12 months have been extremely busy for SRF and we have a lot to celebrate this year. Please head to the main page of our website to check out all the amazing recent accomplishments including multiple publications, our successful Summer Scholars Program, RB2016 being live streamed to over 63 countries, and the launch of Project|21. None of these things could have been achieved without your support, and we will need your help to keep this incredible momentum going. Read on for a variety of suggestions for how you can make a difference in the fight to cure age-related disease this holiday season -- and all throughout the year. 

SRF staff celebrating the successful OncoSENS campaign

Speaking of "things your help enables us to do" -- thank you so much again to those who contributed to the "Control ALT, Delete Cancer" campaign! We were a very happy team here at SRF when we learned the goal of $60k had not only been met but exceeded by $12k. Those of you who have t-shirts, tote bags, buttons, etc., on the way -- these items are being packed and shipped out to you, so watch your mailboxes over the next few weeks. You are all awesome, and we are so grateful!

2016 Year End Challenge Campaign 

SENS Research Foundation’s year end fundraising goal this year is $150,000. Every dollar that you contribute will be matched by the generous grant we have received from the Forever Healthy Foundation. So every dollar you give will be turned into $2 with the Forever Healthy Foundation’s support.

Please help us reach our $150,000 goal (which could turn into $300k thanks to the matching grant!) by donating generously today! Remember, your support is crucial to our continued fight against age-related disease.

Anyone interested in offering an additional challenge grant for Giving Tuesday – November 29th – please contact Jerri.Barrett@sens.org.

The Fight Aging! Year End Campaign: Become a SENS Patron, and Fight Aging will Match a Year of Your Donations

The 2016 year-end Fight Aging! fundraiser for SENS Research Foundation starts on November 1st. This year, Fight Aging! is taking a longer-term view and trying something a little different. Now is definitely the time for it -- newly formed companies are now working on the first SENS therapies, and longer-term non-profit research projects are also underway. These initiatives will come to fruition some years from now: SENS Research Foundation recently launched Project|21 with a five year timeline, for example. 

This year Fight Aging! is asking more members of the community to become SENS Patrons. You can become a SENS Patron by signing up for a recurring monthly donation to SENS Research Foundation, and then keeping your regular contributions going until the job is done and the first rejuvenation therapies are deployed. As an incentive, Fight Aging! will match the donations of anyone who signs up as a monthly donor after November 1st, up to $2000 per month. Our thanks to Josh Triplett and Fight Aging! for providing this funding. You can follow our progress at the SRF website. To set up your monthly donation subscription, go to SRF's donate page.

Steve Aoki Bowling for Brains Fundraiser

Steve Aoki, Electronic Dance Music Legend, and the Steve Aoki Charitable Foundation are hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, November 15th from 7 – 10 p.m. at:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The proceeds from this event will benefit research institutions (including SENS Research Foundation) emphasizing the application of regenerative medicine to age-related diseases, many of which affect the brain. Enjoy a night of bowling and fun in the Entertainment Capital of the World and help advance clinical trials for new treatments for patients with Alzheimer's, brain cancer, Parkinson's, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative brain disorders. We would like to thank the Steve Aoki Charitable Foundation for helping to support our work. They have given their permission for SRF to invite the members of our community to attend this event. Buy your tickets today!  

SENS Research Foundation is Now Approved to Receive Donations in 12 European Countries 

SENS Research Foundation is now approved in 12 European countries to accept tax-exempt donations (via SENSF Europe). We are working with the organization Transnational Giving Europe, who allow you to donate to a local organization in your country. By designating your donation to SENSF Europe, your gift will now be tax-exempt. The specific countries we are now approved in are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

For information on the local charity in your country, go to Transnational Giving's site and select your country on their Partners page. If your country is not listed, let us know. TGE requires we have a donor in a given country before we submit the paperwork to add that country. If you make a donation through TGE, please help us track your contribution by emailing the country, your name, and the amount given to: Jerri.barrett@sens.org. 

Ask Your Employer About Matching GIfts to SRF

When you are making a donation, please be sure to check if your employer offers matching grants. Many companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Red Hat will match employee donations to SENS Research Foundation. 

Shopping for the Holidays? Don’t forget to register for Amazon Smile!

Looking for the most painless way to donate to SENS Research Foundation? If so, you'll want to sign up at Amazon Smile to support SRF. It's easy - whenever you visit Amazon, just go in through the AmazonSmile page – they’ll even remind you, and all you have to do is click to approve. Then, whether you are buying stuffing, stocking stuffers, or just general stuff, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to SRF. Just click here to go to our unique Amazon Smile page and sign up to help support SENS Research Foundation. 

Stock Donation: A Win-Win Situation For Everyone

As you get ready to do your year-end donations, please do consider donating stock to SENS Research Foundation. If you have stock that has appreciated in price, your donation to SRF will help you avoid paying capital gains tax while you get to write off the full value of your stock. Please contact jerri.barrett@sens.org and she’ll be happy to send you the information you need to make your donation. Help support SRF and get a great tax write off this year!

BitCoin Donors – Keep Up The Good Work!

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to us using Bitcoin this year. Since your donations come in anonymously we can’t thank you personally -- so we are thanking you here. Please keep those donations coming – every Bitcoin helps. Go to our donate page today. We’d love to offer a bitcoin challenge – please let us know if you’re interested.

Sell on eBay, Donate Automatically

eBay now allows you to make an automatic donation to SENS Research Foundation when you sell on their site. Just go to the eBay For Charity page and follow these simple steps:

  1. Select SENS Research Foundation
  2. Indicate the percentage of your sale you want to donate
  3. Begin selling!

It’s a fast and easy way to support SRF.

 

 

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