Jason Hope was raised like a lion in the arid deserts of Tempe, Arizona. He worked hard to earn his way to the top after obtaining his MBA and Bachelor’s finance degrees from Arizona State University. Jason Hope is the famed philanthropist and entrepreneur of Arizona who is leading many humanitarian efforts. As a pioneer, he created his own education grant program to help disadvantaged youth obtain quality education.
There is no one solution for the hurdles in affording education and obtaining proper lifestyle guidance and support. Therefore, Jason Hope has invested in the future of Arizona’s youth with charitable donations to: the Phoenix Chapters of the Boys and Girls Clubs and Teach for America programs, and the novel educational programs developed by the Tony Hawk and Andre Agassi foundations.
Medical science is another primary interest of Jason Hope’s philanthropic ventures. He has donated to the Arizona Science Center and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter. However, his greatest hope is in the work of the SENS Foundation. Jason recently pledged $500,000 to the SENS Foundation. Jason hopes SENS research will soon break all of the current barriers in age-related medical treatment.
SENS research has helped scientists understand what actually causes aging at the molecular level. Overtime, cells start to become senile and even toxic. At a certain point, a threshold of inactive cells accumulatively cause the aging process. If there was a way to possibly switch the genes of these defective cells on for a nanosecond to split, it may be possible to rejuvenate them. What happens is that the telomeres at the ends of our Chromosomes lose a little bit of extra material every time the cells split during mitosis. If allowed to split infinitely, then the chromosomes are eventually not copied correctly, leading to cancerous cells. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
The research and studies are fascinating. They look profoundly into what actually causes aging. They have found that it is the divisions of cellular material, not time, that account for a person’s true age. The biological clock is constructed in such a manner that older mother’s may live longer to retain the caretaker role. There is also data that suggests that being lean and eating less generally extends the lifespan. Another part of the research deals with glycation of the cardiovascular system, and what drugs may be able to solve this critical aging problem that is sped up substantially by diabetes.