100,000 people perish every day, not of accidents or infections,
nor of wars and crime, but of the single deadliest scourge of all time, aging.
Thought by the mainstream to be incurable and even, in a perversion of
morality, desirable, death by aging can and must, in fact, be fought
scientifically, just as any other peril afflicting man. Increasing numbers of
illustrious members of the scientific community are recognizing this truth,
among them the Cambridge University biogerontologist, Dr. Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey
and the entrepreneur David Gobel, the architects of the Methuselah Foundation.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize, sponsored by the Foundation, is an effort funded by
private donations in an attempt to inspire monumental breakthroughs in the
extension of human lifespans. The first step toward this purpose is the
development of the “Methuselah Mouse,” a mouse that can live up to 5 years, or
the equivalent of 180 mouse-years, thereby demonstrating to the general public
the feasibility and desirability of life extension technology for humans. If
the applications of biotechnology to even a single species of mammal can
overcome the obstacles imposed by senescence, imagine what potential this would
spell out for human life extension!
The Chicago Methuselah Foundation Fund (CMFF) is conceived as an affiliate
organization with the Methuselah Foundation. The purpose of the
CMFF is to bring about $5000 in private donations to the Methuselah Mouse
Prize. The CMFF effort is entirely a volunteer project, and no salaries or
profits are earned by its staff. CMFF staff shall be involved in presenting
information concerning the Methuselah Mouse Prize and arguments regarding the
desirability of contributing to it, as well as directing potential donors to
the mechanisms by which contributions can be made. Donors and the public shall
be updated in full about the progress of the endeavor, and shall receive due
public recognition for their efforts.
All donors will have the option of contributing to either the Postponement
Prize Fund, or the Reversal Prize Fund established by the Methuselah
Foundation, and specifying their preferences. You can learn more about the
prize structure here.
Here is how you may contribute funds to the Methuselah Foundation:
Donate online via credit card. Click here to do so. After your donation has been processed, your name will
appear in the Foundation's roll-call of Donors to the Methuselah Mouse Prize. You will receive
automatic email notification that the Methuselah Foundation has received your
you have donated to the Methuselah Foundation through the CMFF, please contact
us so that we may recognize your efforts on this site as well. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit endeavor, and all contributions shall
~ G. Stolyarov II,
Chief Administrator, Chicago Methuselah Foundation Fund