SENS Research Foundation 2017 Year End Fundraiser Achieves Over $5 Million in Donations

Cryptocurrency Donations Play Key Role In Campaign Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading Silicon Valley nonprofit focused on diseases of aging, announced today that it received over $5 Million in donations during its year end fundraising campaign.  These donations included $1 Million in Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund; $1 Million in Bitcoin from an anonymous donor; and $2.4 Million in Ethereum from Vitalik Buterin, the cofounder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine.

“SENS Research Foundation is pleased by the strong support we have received from members of the tech community who are innovative leaders in utilizing cryptocurrency.  We appreciate their support and look forward to partnering with them going forward,” said Aubrey de Grey, CSO.

“We are very grateful to all of our donors for their incredible support of our Year End Campaign,” said Jerri Barrett, VP of Outreach.  “Our initial campaign goal was $250,000.  We were thrilled to receive over 1400 donations totaling over $5 million in just ten weeks.” 

“Achieving this level of donation in such a short period of time shows that the momentum SENS Research Foundation has achieved is continuing,” said Michael Kope, CEO.  “We are looking forward to engaging even more of the tech community in our work and to continue to accelerate our progress through the expansion of our research programs.  Their support makes this growth possible.”

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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 macular degeneration, heart disease, cancer, 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

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