Seth Rogen Gives Speech to Senate Supporting Alzheimer’s Research

By February 27, 2014
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Often, the only opportunities the public gets to gain insight into the private lives of celebrities comes during junkets, magazine interviews, or other press opportunities promoting one of the celebrity’s upcoming project. As the paparazzi, TMZ, and that subculture of vultures becomes more aggressive, many celebrities are retreating to more private lives, and I don’t blame them at all. It’s increasingly rare that we see a famous person stand up on their own and try to galvanize support for an issue that affects millions of people across the world, and it’s even more rare when that person is Seth Rogen.

Rogen, the jovial writer/actor/director known for playing lovable stoners in Judd Apatow comedies, spoke to the Senate yesterday about Alzheimer’s disease, and shared personal story about the impact it has had on himself and his family (including his wife, writer/actress Lauren Miller):

Thanks to Uproxx for the video. Rogen’s speech was great (loved the “House of Cards” joke), and it’s awesome that he took the time to try to raise awareness for this disease, but did you notice how few senators were present during his speech? Check out some of his tweets following the testimony:

 

 
With only two senators showing up, it seems like the road toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is still a long one. But it’s very cool to see Rogen at least putting an effort toward making it a little bit shorter.

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