Once, Snoop Dogg Raised Money For An Alzheimer’s Charity By Auctioning Off A Blunt For $10,000
Speaking with Variety on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of their charity Hilarity for Charity, Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen recalled how the 50-year-old Grammy Award contender once earned five figures for Alzheimer’s awareness in typical Snoop Dogg flair.
Rogen mentioned that he and Miller Rogen, his twin brother, are both in their forties and that Snoop Dogg once auctioned off a joint on stage to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease.
He continued that it is a perfect example of the novel approach we’re taking to the area. An unexpected but effective blending of subjects and perspectives is evidenced if you can get Snoop Dogg to appear at your show and auction off a blunt to raise money for Alzheimer’s care and research.
Miller Rogen’s late mother, Adele, was identified with early-onset Alzheimer’s dementia in 2012, prompting the pair to start the nonprofit organization Hilarity for Charity and hold regular fundraising events, including comedians and artists.
Rogen had earlier told PEOPLE that he was pleased with his wife for how she dealt with her mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis and death in 2020. But, he said, “Seeing Lauren speak about it is amazing to me.”
Rogen elaborated, remarking on how often she brings it up and how open she seems to discuss it. The fact that she is willing to discuss it openly and recognizes that doing so has given her a great deal of agency over her position is encouraging, especially given that this wasn’t always the case.
Miller Rogen also said her husband’s Congressional testimony in 2014 advocating for Alzheimer’s funding was pretty remarkable, adding, “It was just an incredibly poignant statement that he gave and the reaction that it got was tremendous, so that was surprisingly good.”
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