To cap off an exceptional year, we have a wonderful announcement to share with all of you: Foregen’s Executive Advisers, Adam and Shingo Lavine, will be sponsoring Foregen’s first ever donor matching campaign through Emerald Ocean Ventures up to $100,000! As we maintain our momentum and jumpstart our financial goals for 2022, we are moving closer and closer to the preliminary stages of human clinical trials. This $100,000 has been pledged as a dollar-for-dollar match with all of your donations through the month of December, effectively doubling your donations during this time. With the help of Foregen’s dedicated supporter base, we can meet and even exceed the nearly $200,000 that was raised in October, which will secure funding for the preliminary stages of human clinical trials, the final stages of animal trials, and additional histological research.

Emerald Ocean Ventures is a family office with a proven track record of success in funding and supporting projects in the health and technology sector, including DermaSensor, a revolutionary cancer screening project, and Voyager, a flagship cryptocurrency investment and trading platform. In late 2020, they chose to work with Foregen and serve as Executive Advisors because they believe our research is important, and that we are approaching the circumcision issue in a scientific way. They understand that Foregen’s goals are not only possible, but realistic.

Looking back, Foregen has seen a year filled with accomplishments and developments. This includes the successful conclusion of the first part of animal trials, as confirmed by Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Rossi, which means Foregen has the green light to proceed to the final stage of animal trials with sheep. Furthermore, we’ve started a new Histological study with the U.K. based firm HistologiX, which will provide important data for both human trials and for the broader argument against circumcision. Foregen has also put into place a ramp-up of its communications operations and sharing updates and progress reports with supporters, and also conducted its first YouGov survey, providing insight into the public’s current opinion on circumcision in the U.S.

We look forward to all the new accomplishments that we will achieve together in the new year, and are thankful to all the donors and supporters who have made the project possible! We want to pass our gratitude onto you, by offering a slew of rewards for taking part in the matching campaign! These will include signed photos of Enzo, a handful of detailed HuFo sculptures, and authentic paintings from Vincenzo Aiello for the top donors! Head on over to our donations page for more details about these giveaways and how to qualify.

This campaign is an opportunity to benefit not only us, but you as well. Contributing to a non-profit organization like ours is a great way to offset your tax liabilities for the year. And for those who have made gains in the crypto space, we’ve written an article that explains how this benefits you as well.