Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Won't You Help a Mouse Live Longer?

I had a great conversation today with one of the volunteers behind the MPrize. Kevin lives up in Edmonton Alberta Canada, and like nearly every Western Canadian I have ever met, impressed me with his integrity and good nature.

What is the MPrize you ask? And why, Pete, do you offer the most valuable real-estate on your website (the homepage) to give it publicity?

Check it out and see...

Now that you are back, did you contribute to the cause? It is self-serving you know.

"The Methuselah Mouse Prize (MPrize), is the premiere effort of the Methuselah Foundation and is being offered to the scientific research team who develops the longest living Mus musculus, the breed of mouse most commonly used in scientific research. Developing interventions which work in mice are a critical precursor to the development of human anti-aging techniques, for once it is demonstrated that aging in mice can be effectively delayed or reversed, popular attitudes towards aging as 'inevitable' will no longer be possible. When aging in mice is shown to be 'treatable' the funding necessary for a full-line assault on the aging process will be made available. This is the true power of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, to demonstrate a proof of principle, and give hope to the world that decline in function and age-related disease are no longer guarantees, for us, or for future generations, if we work together now."

What is more enticing than to have a long, healthy life? More time to explore your curiosities, passions and loves! Your contribution will add motivation to the many people searching for a cure for aging.

This is a cause that means a lot to me, and I have put my money where my mouth is. Contribute today, tell them I sent you.

The Methuselah Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization; its IRS tax identification number is 54-2040344.