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HFC’s Humans of Dementia Storytelling Contest for students is seeking submissions

HFC’s Humans of Dementia Storytelling Contest is open and will be accepting submissions through April 30. This is a great way for young people to share their experiences of caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

More about the contest: “HFC invites high school and college students to submit written or photo profiles of someone you know who has or had Alzheimer’s or related dementias.”

HFC, formerly known as Hilarity for Charity, was founded by actor Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen. Lauren’s mother developed early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 55 and died in 2020. HFC’s mission statement: “HFC is a national non-profit whose mission is to care for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease today, activate the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates, and be a leader in brain health research and education.”

Please share with the students in your life who have been touched by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Encouraging our youth to share their perspectives on this disease will help spread awareness and embolden younger generations to contributing to finding effective treatments and care options.

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Celebrities raising Alzheimer’s awareness

Comedian and actor Seth Rogen is an Alzheimer’s Champion. He started a fundraising event called “Hilarity for Charity” and he has raised over $30,000 so far. He’s auctioning off a star-autographed ukulele and the bidding ends January 11th. Find out more about his fundraising event at CrowdRise.

When stars get involved in causes, it can raise awareness greatly. With Alzheimer’s and dementia so common nowadays, I hope more celebrities and notables will step up and join the fight.

As Seth Rogen says on his fundraising page about Alzheimer’s: “It’s robbing people of their ability to be humans.”

I couldn’t agree more.

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