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Actor Seth Rogen talks about Alzheimer's disease with U.S. lawmakers

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U.S. Senate committee meetings don't always generate enough interest to make the news. When Seth Rogen, the actor and comedian found himself before a largely absent Senate subcommittee, he decided to let the world know about it.

He had a story to tell about the tragic decline of a close family member from Alzheimer's disease. He went to congress to share it, to plead his case for more support for Alzheimer's research.

Rogen, who's sold out theaters for years, ended up talking to a tiny audience with only two of 18 subcommittee members sticking around to listen, one of them being Iowa's Tom Harkin.

"I don't know if you know who I am. You told me you never saw 'Knocked up, Chairman,' it's a little insulting," said Rogen.

"I will wager this is the first the time in any congressional hearing in history that the words knocked up have been used," said U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.

After the testimony, Rogen said he felt as if the lawmakers simply didn't care about Alzheimer's. Rogen has launched his own awareness fund "Hilarity for Charity" to help get the word out even if the U.S. Senate isn't listening.

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