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Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified in D.C. about Alzheimer’s disease and the serious impact the illness has on his family and Americans. Between many of his more lighthearted one-liners, Seth talked about the need for more awareness about AD across the country – and the world – for better treatments and maybe even a cure.
According to Seth, the combination of his mother-in-law¹s diagnosis, the stigma and lack of funding inspired him to create the Hilarity for Charity to bring attention to a disease that¹s only whispered about. He discussed:
- High cost of the disease. Between prescriptions, medical treatment, adult day care services, and in-home care services, out of pocket costs the U.S. on average $34 billion per year.
- Impact on the family. There¹s a lot of pressure and heartache on the family by being a caregiver for a loved one who needs round-the-clock attention.
- The stigma. The lack of education and stigma around the disease prohibits people to seek treatment. No one should have to fight this battle alone.
For the first time, Seth will be hosting Hilarity for Charity event in New York City on April 8th, 2014.
Last year, performances by the Backstreet Boys, Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Kroll and Ken Marino helped raise over $500K! Seth’s wife Lauren has a personal connection to Alzheimer’s, as her grandfather and grandmother passed away from it and her mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 55.
Hilarity for Charity will be announcing performers and acts leading-up to the event. Save the date!
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