A crowd funding campaign was run by Maria Konovalenko to raise funds for a Longevity Cook Book. As the name suggests, the book aims to tell people about scientific approaches to Longevity. It will provide a longevity diet and provide recipes using life-extending products.
As expected, she was able to raise the full fund needed of $ 50, 000 and even exceed it to reach $ 52,997. It was a result of contribution of more than 500 funders, and each one of whom will get a perk as per their contribution amount. Different contribution amount set was- $ 5, $ 20, $ 35, $ 40, $ 60, $ 80, $ 150 and $ 5000. However, there was no upper limit to the contribution amount.
As per her website– she is studying biology of ageing in a joint PhD program between University of Southern California and the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing. Maria has been involved in fighting ageing since 2008 and as well as organizers of the Genetics of Ageing and Longevity Conference series. Maria has been part of team at the science for Life Extension Foundation, a Moscow-based non-profit, since 2008 and has been raising funding for longevity and regenerative medicine research from both government and private sources.
Indie Go Go page of Longevity Cookbook- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/longevity-cookbook
As per the campaign website, she introduces the audience to different scientific aspects of longevity research and why it is so important at this point of time in history. It included quote and videos from popular Steve Aoki ( who is an American electro house musician, record producer and music executive) Dr. Daniel Promislow (PhD, Professor at University of Washington, Seattle), Anna Kozlova Mark McCormick, Zoltan Istvan (US Presidential candidate of Transhumanist Party, advisor to our website- India Future Society, author of award science fiction novel- The Transhumanist Wager, has written for Psychology Today, Vice’s Motherboard, The Huffington Post, worked as a reporter for National Geographic Channel and has studied from Columbia University).
Launch of Longevity Cookbook crowd funding campaign event page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/1750304398529385/
Facebook page of Longevity Cook Book (with more than 4000 likes)- https://www.facebook.com/longevitybook?fref=ts
You tube link of Longevity Cook Book- https://youtu.be/91fFlXi-_7Q
You tube link of Longevity Cookbook Indiegogo Launch Party Invitation-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P63VDANRRaM