Aging is an occurrence in a human body which has widely been accepted as natural. Aging affects everyone despite his income, geographical location, race, or living habits. As one is aging, he loses some ability to person some functions he performed while young and the skin starts to become wrinkled and rigid.
Aging comes with some unwanted characteristics such as diseases. Some of the illnesses can significantly lead to deterioration of one’s quality of life, in extreme cases, there can be the loss of life. Some of these diseases include cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis. Research has been carried out on these diseases, but much focus is on how to cope with the illnesses rather than the cause of them. Therefore, recent studies have commenced with the aim of finding the cause of these diseases, which is aging.
Research has been labor and capital intensive hence the need for donors. These demands have led philanthropist such as Jason Hope has come to the aid of the study. Hope, who also doubles an entrepreneur in Arizona, has had interest in combating aging. He has been committed to funding organizations that are researching on how to slow aging.
The SENS Foundation, a charitable organization that gives access to people to technology that slows, has greatly benefited from Jason Hope donations. On December 2010, Hope announced that he was donating $500,000 while at an event called Breakthrough Philanthropy at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.
The SENS Foundation has over the years made ground-breaking research on aging and diseases accompanying aging. In the fight against aging, the foundation has used biotechnology to develop techniques. The foundation is dedicated to educating people on aging so that they can change their perceptions and beliefs on aging. Hope was impressed by the work that the foundation was carrying out when giving his first donation.
Jason Hope has also been helpful in mobilizing other people to be more generous towards causes that help to improve the quality of human life. Hope notes that being philanthropic does not have to be determined by the level of one’s income, what matters is the inner urge to make a positive impact in life. He advises that those whose may not know of an organization to support to seek advice from friends or family members. Tapping In: Jason Hope Reveals How IoT is Revamping the Airline Industry