Dear Foregen Supporters,
Welcome back to our most recent newsletter. We have some important updates for you, and an overview of the best parts of March so far.
What’s Happened Since Last Time
- As we've previously mentioned, our very own Eric Clopper is presenting a talk at Harvard on May 1st at Sanders Theatre in Memorial Hall, Harvard University's most iconic venue. What you are about to see is a culmination of five years of concentrated genius focused in one maniacal direction. This is my Magnum Opus; it is the speech of our generation; we will never be the same. Invite your friends. Attend my talk. Do not be late. Doors open at 6:30. I will not disappoint. You can buy tickets here
- We have more details on our time at SXSW! We have an Official Breakdown and a Donor and Supporter Blog Post. They highlight different aspects of what happened, people we met, and connections we made. An important part of this event was meeting with the Belgian delegation representing Flanders Investment and Trade, an agency of the Flemish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs. They were very interested in what we do and it’s a potential avenue for us to pursue research and clinical testing in the future. We made some strategic connections there in the context of the European market and hope to consider leveraging them down the road.
We recently partnered with a French organization, Droit au Corps, which advocates for bodily autonomy, which attended a sexology conference in France. We lent them a HuFo sculpture to display at their booth, which turned out to be the centerpiece of the display. This was a great collaboration and builds our audience – we'll have more details about this soon.
- For those of you who might have missed it last time, we have two new web pages: 'Volunteer Positions' as well as ‘materials’, which includes all of the translations and future additions we've been working on.
- An ongoing survey we have from our Director of Events we would like for you to fill out so we can learn more about how you found Foregen.
- Another ongoing form we put together is for our supporters to make suggestions. If you have an idea that you'd like to let us know about, please feel free to fill out and submit this form. We'll review all submissions and consider your ideas!
- For March so far we've reached a total of $6,785 in donations, which helps us move forward with the next parts of our mission! Tell other activists about Foregen and the science we’re researching to help restore genital integrity to men around the world. Our overall total to date is $295,859 - Let’s keep it up.
Tell Me Something Interesting
- Of note is the design for our booth at SXSW, which we were able to partner with Dean Arrow to have designed. We think it turned out perfect for our needs and if you're interested in contacting him for work you can visit his site here.
- A piece from Harvard Business Review about how Japan is investing and creating new opportunities in regenerative medicine scientists at the University of Twente have managed to 3D print structures with living cells, which could boost the field of tissue engineering
- An article describing how UMass researchers found origami – the Japanese art of paper folding – as inspiration, [and] are using plain paper to create tiny scaffoldings where the biomaterials can grow […] that could someday be used to repair, replace or regenerate skin, bone, cartilage, heart valve, heart muscle and blood vessels, among others
Volunteer for Foregen - We Want Your Help
If you are interested in any of the following positions, please click on them to read more and apply:
- Responses are checked daily. We will respond to ALL submissions within 3 business days.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our next newsletter. If you’d like more frequent updates, please head over to our blog, or visit one of our social media accounts – the links are at the bottom of this newsletter.
The Foregen Team