“We are ahead of our time, and, hopefully, we have all our time ahead of us.”
~ Credo, Chicago Methuselah Foundation Fund
N E W S    U P D A T E S

Updated August 14, 2009
SENS: Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence

August 14, 2009:

After managing to temporarily reopen the CMFF's old website to the public, Mr. Stolyarov has rescued all of the content of that site which has not become outdated due to changes of URLs or other circumstances. This CMFF site is now as functional as the old one had been. However, if and when the CMFF resumes active fundraising efforts, a website modernization effort is anticipated. As Mr. Stolyarov no longer lives in the Chicago area, the name of the CMFF will change at that time to another name that fits with the acronym. 

July 29, 2009:

Today, the website of the CMFF has been transferred to The Rational Argumentator's new domain: http://rationalargumentator.com/. The closure of Yahoo! Geocities is imminent, and the site of the CMFF itself had been unavailable for some time due to Yahoo!'s failure to maintain older Geocities sites. Mr. Stolyarov has relied on his prior records and Internet archives to replicate as much of the old CMFF site as was possible. There are no current plans for the CMFF to resume active collections of funds, although this may occur in the future. In the meantime, however, you are still welcome to donate to the Methuselah Mouse Prize and inform the CMFF that you have been influenced to do so by the CMFF.

December 15, 2005:

Diligent fundraising efforts have enabled Mr. Stolyarov to present another donation of $20.00 to the Methuselah Foundation's Longevity Prize-- raising the total of CMFF contributions to the quest for eternal life to $296.25, or 5.92% of the Fund's goal. We anticipate a continuation of the effort-- with only ever-accelerating vigor-- in the coming year.

December 2, 2005:

Mr. Stolyarov has made another contribution of $43.72 to the Rejuvenation Prize. Now, CMFF's total of donated funds stands at $276.25, or 5.52% of the Fund's goal. Additional money is being collected and held for future donation as of this writing. Furthermore, the entire Methuselah Mouse Prize Fund now exceeds $3 million, a considerable sum.

August 16, 2005:

Several days ago, Mr. Stolyarov has presented another donation of $21.89 to the Methuselah Foundation's Longevity Prize. Another $1.15 have also been collected by the fund since then. The total amount of money gathered by the CMFF now stands at $233.68, or 4.67% of the Fund's goal.

May 22, 2005:                                

The CMFF, during its past two months, has increased the rate of fundraising so as to provide an additional donation of $50.46 to the Methuselah Foundation's Longevity Prize for the extension of the mouse lifespan. The donation was presented by Mr. Stolyarov today.

The total funds accumulated by the CMFF have now reached $210.64, or 4.21% of the Fund's goal. And so the effort continues...

March 11, 2005:

During the past two months, the CMFF's fundraising efforts have been proceeding successfully. Today, Mr. Stolyarov has made a donation of $34.17 to the Rejuvenation Prize.

In addition, Mr. Gustavo A. Andrade has donated $10.00 to the Methuselah Mouse Prize, due to his desire to accomplish a cure for senescence as well as his long-time acquaintance with the CMFF, the Methuselah Foundation, and The Rational Argumentator. Mr. Andrade is a devoted friend of progress and individualism, and we at the CMFF would like to extend our congratulations to him for his efforts.

The total amount of funds donated to the Methuselah Mouse Prize through the CMFF now stands at $160.18-- 3.20% of the CMFF's goal of $5000.

January 6, 2005: The CMFF's fundraising in the past four months has been able to increase the amount of money raised to double the fund's initial capital, putting the current amount of made and definitively allocated donations at $113.88. That amount is 2.27% of the CMFF's goal, so we have yet far to go. In the meantime, the Methuselah Mouse Prize has proved to be a successful way of stimulating anti-senescence research. Dr. Stephen Spindler has received the first ever Methuselah Foundation Rejuvenation Prize in November for his work in artificially extending the lifespan of mice by 15% and actually making his mice biologically younger through dietary techniques. See the Methuselah Foundation's report on this heroic and fruitful discovery, "Fountain of Youth Discovered? Ask the Mouse!"

September 5, 2004: How often has one wished that the small change one keeps around the house or carries in his pockets could be put to some constructive use? Rather than allowing it to accumulate dust, that extra penny could save tens of lives in the future from the peril that is aging. Mr. Stolyarov has himself begun to set aside his own small change until it can be amassed to present a substantive donation to the Methuselah Mouse Prize; the counter on the CMFF's index page will keep track of the collection effort.  You can donate your small change to the Methuselah Mouse Prize as well; even if it will be a single cent, it will be appreciated. See the CMFF's index page for instructions. 

August 20, 2004: The CMFF welcomes Mr. Luke Edelman as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Over the past several days, Mr. Edelman has presented valuable strategic assistance and advertising ideas to the CMFF. For 24 hours, the CMFF ran an advertisement on UrbanDictionary.com, funded by Mr. Edelman.  Additionally, the CMFF has issued its new Flyer, which you can find on the Presentations page. This flyer can be downloaded, printed, and distributed in a multitude of ways by anyone willing. We always seek individuals who can contribute any portion of their time to this worthy effort!

August 14, 2004: G. Stolyarov II's donation of $50.00 to the Methuselah Foundation has been processed, and he has issued a statement, "Conquering the Unknowable," for this occasion. In addition, as preparation for the fundraising endeavor, Mr. Stolyarov has crafted the Life Card, a handy tool for demonstrating the vital importance of any donation to the Methuselah Mouse Prize, no matter how small. 

August 13, 2004: G. Stolyarov II, the CMFF’s Chief Administrator, has announced his initial contribution of $50.00 to the Fund, which fulfills 1% of its goal. The donation shall be made in the near future. To spur on further contributions, he has promised to donate an additional dollar for every hundred dollars gathered from other donors. If you would like to make an electronic or check donation to the Methuselah Foundation via the CMFF, please see our home page for instructions and contact Mr. Stolyarov at gennadystolyarovii@yahoo.com to register yourself so as to receive your due public recognition.

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