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Activists around the world plan events for International Longevity Day on October 1

by Ricky Piper Published on 2nd Jul 2015

by Ricky Piper Published on 2nd July 2015

Life extension advocates around the world are planning events for International longevity Day, taking place on October 1. 

Since 2013, activists have undertaken a range of initiatives to promote the cause of longevity, taking place on the official UN International Day of Older Persons. Ranging from 'small meetings of friends to seminars and large conferences, special publications, distributions of outreach materials and media appearances,' such initiatives were held in over 30 countries in 2013, and a further 20 countries in 2014.

In a recent interview with Dr. Ilia Stambler, an author, scholar and active life extension advocate, he stressed the importance of such initiatives in 'popularising the culture of longevity.'

       "Inviting people to reflect on the consequences of ignoring the problem and on the advantages of becoming knowledgeable, would speed up the process of popularising the cause of longevity. The Longevity Movement must make it clear that if we do not take action, including civic action, many people will die unnecessarily. This should be our motivation to make healthy longevity for all a real public and political priority around the world."

With this year's campaigning already underway on social media, it is hoped that 2015 will mark the most successful longevity day yet.

Find out about International Longevity Day @ Longevity for All