World’s Best Son-in-Law 2014 Seth Rogen took a break from being a self-described purveyor of gentalia-focused comedies to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee as an Alzheimer’s Disease activist. He and his wife Lauren Miller started Hilarity for Charity to raise awareness and money for the disease after her mother was diagnosed at the age of 55 in 2010.
His impassioned speech cited the increasingly high incidence of the disease, as well as the exorbitant cost. According to his testimony, Alzheimer’s and dementia are the most costly diseases afflicting Americans, even more so than heart disease, this in a country where for $1.29 you can get a taco made of Doritos, he said.
There is no way to prevent, slow, or cure the disease. So Rogen, since being personally affected by Alzeheimer’s, has decided to do everything in his power to help.
Watch his testimony here:
Only two of the 18 members of the Subcommittee stayed for Rogen’s testimony, which drove him to Twitter immediately following to call them out on it.