Seth Rogen delivers funny and moving speech

ANNIE STEVENS
Last updated 15:00 28/02/2014
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Better known for movies like Knocked Up and Pineapple Express, it was a different kind of Seth Rogen who compellingly addressed a Senate Appropriations subcommittee about a cause close to his heart, highlighting and working toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

The 31 year-old actor spoke of his wife's mother's early onset of the disease, and how the insidious disease takes everything from a person, how it remains a disease that carries ignorance, stigma and shame.

It was an absolute knock-out of a speech, and in parts hilarious, 

"I came here today for a few reasons. One: I'm a huge House of Cards fan," and describing himself as wanting to get back to the "lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated manchild" that he was before he started campaigning for families struggling with alzheimer's disease with his fund, Hilarity for Charity which is part of the National Alzheimer's Association.

Rogen later took to Twitter to chide the empty seats at his hearing,

Rogen appeared on the panel along with doctors from the National Institutes of Health, and former Representative Dennis Moore of Kansas, who has Alzheimer's.

 It was a powerful stance, and a moving example of what a man will do for his family.

Find out more about Rogen's charity here 

-Daily Life

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