If you caught The Today Show yesterday, you might’ve seen actor/comedian Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, 50/50) promoting his new event, Hilarity for Charity.
During his Today Show appearance, Rogen cited his mother-in-law’s early-onset Alzheimer’s as one of the reasons he became involved in advocating awareness of and research for the disease – and, Hilarity for Charity is supposed to reach a younger audience and educate them about how, in one way or another, Alzheimer’s can affect us all.
Hilarity for Charity started as a message to my generation that it’s time to step up and realize that Alzheimer’s is not just an ‘old person’ disease, but something that will greatly affect all of us. Having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease has made me aware of the damage it does not only to the person who has been diagnosed, but to the caregivers, friends and family who surround the person. (Crowdrise/Hilarity for Charity)
The event is being held this Friday, January 13, 2012 and in addition to Rogen himself, will feature performances and appearances by Bruno Mars, Paul Rudd, DJ Pauly D, Tenacious D, Judd Apatow, and more.
Currently, the Individual General Admission and Couples “Date Table” tickets are sold out, but you can still get in on the action if you have a little extra money to spare. Plus, because more General Admission tickets might be released closer to the event, the Alzheimer’s Association has a waiting list (scroll down).
Of course, if you’re no where near Los Angeles or otherwise can’t make it to the show, you can still donate to the cause – and today’s the last day!
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