Jason Hope is a futurist and philanthropist who is sure that the symptoms of aging can be dealt with before they become a problem. He has been supporting rejuvenation biotechnologies that are looking to be a new hope for the aging population, and the SENS Foundation is where he has focused a lot of his giving.
The foundation has been working with Dr. Aubrey de Grey who has been focused on making old age something that is not rife with physical issues and disease. Jason Hope has been watching the work of Aubrey de Grey for quite some time but only made headlines after he donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation and its work. In total, Hope has donated over $1 million to-date to the foundation.
The philanthropist is a researcher who understands that as humans age their body begins to breakdown. Many diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer occur at the greatest rates in the elderly. Basically, as a person ages, they become more susceptible to diseases and other conditions. The money he donated to the SENS Foundation went to help the scientists that work on finding solutions to this problem, and one exciting thing that the foundation hopes to get done with the money he donated is to prevent artery-cell proteins from bonding, which is why arteries harden and how high blood pressure begins in some cases.
Instead of taking a conventional approach that deals with disease as it takes place, SENS and Jason Hope are looking to take care of these diseases before they ever take place at all. Dr. Aubrey de Grey, who is the Chief Science Officer and founder of the SENS Foundation, is working on treatments that will accomplish these goals. Aubrey de Grey has also invested $10 million of his own money as a donation to the foundation because of how much he believes in the work that it is doing. Jason Hope is glad to be able to be a part of something that would mean so much to the world, and he plans on continuing to stay up-to-date with biotechnologies and the fight to make our golden years a much happier time.