This weekend’s fifth annual Hilarity for Charity show hosted by Seth Rogen and his actress-wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, raised more than $1.6 million to help families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, increase support groups nationwide, raise awareness of Alzheimer’s among millennials and fund cutting-edge research, the organizers said Monday.
The show, featuring Snoop Dogg, was held Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium and consisted of comedy and musical entertainment.
Lauren Miller Rogen took the stage to remind guests of the mission of Hilarity for Charity. She shared testimonials from HFC community members who have received free in-home care for loved ones. Then, James Corden took the stage for an auction featuring prizes, including a Paris getaway.
One of the highlights of the night came in the form of a video message from Los Angeles Dodgers Infielder/Outfielder Howie Kendrick, who announced a $100,000 donation via the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to help further HFC’s mission and fund Alzheimer’s research, a statement said.
Rogen and Miller Rogen established the Hilarity for Charity Fund in 2012 as part of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since its inception, Hilarity for Charity has raised more than $6.5 million, the statement said.
—City News Service
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