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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Wants Millenials To Join The Alzheimer's Fight

The 'This Is The End' star and his wife founded Hilarity For Charity

By: Ashley Ramnarain

Published: August 7th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Chances are if you know who Seth Rogen is, you're familiar with his wife, the actress/writer Lauren Miller. Lately, the two have been putting their heads together as founder and co-founder of Hilarity for Charity - an organization that raises awareness for Alzheimer's among millennials. The organization sprung from Miller's family history of Alzheimer's.

"A number of years ago, my husband Seth and I made a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of my grandparents who had passed away from Alzheimer's and dementia, and my mother who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Gradually, we got more involved and became official Champions for the Alzheimer's Association," Miller explained to NBC News, "Then, a good friend had the idea to produce a variety show for charity and said he'd love to do it for Alzheimer's; we were so touched and jumped at the opportunity. We planned a sort of "anti-gala" that would energize the younger generation to join us in this fight. Our first year was a huge success, and Hilarity For Charity was born."

Thus far Miller and Rogen have been throwing show fundraisers, featuring stars such as Kevin Hard and Mindy Kaling. Additionally, they've begun a new nationwide program encouraging colleges to throw their own fundraisers and raise awareness.

In the midst of all of this do-gooding, it seems to be strengthening ties between Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller.

"My husband continues to inspire and surprise me every single day; histestimony to the government in March was truly...it felt as if he were attempting to slay a dragon for me," Miller said, adding that, "Of course, that was for everyone fighting this disease, but his commitment to Hilarity for Charity, and all that he has done in honor of me, my family, and my mom, is nothing less than heroic."

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