Seth Rogen Speaks to Members of Congress to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness
Actor Seth Rogen appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to testify about the impact Alzheimer's Disease has had on his family, and his speech is very cool.
Rogen's mother-in-law was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at 55, and before the age of 60 lost the ability to speak, feed herself, and do the most basic things we take for granted.
He addressed the committee with both self-deprecating humor and a sincere desire to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of death in the nation. The hope was that his speech would encourage the committee to channel more funds into Alzheimer's research to find a cause, treatment, or cure.
Unfortunately, only 2 of the 18 committee members were there to hear his testimony. Disappointing. Rogen took to Twitter to express his frustration.
It's a cause very close to my heart, as I watched my Grandma go further and further into the black hole of this horrible disease over the course of several years.
Any bit of awareness that a celebrity can raise for the cause is something to applaud. The same can't be said for the members of Congress too
lazy self-involved busy to show up.
If you've never been affected by this disease, you're quite lucky. If you have been touched by it in some way, know that you are absolutely not alone, there are places you can go for help, and hopefully one day we can all find a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia.