ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In what may be a once in a lifetime experience, Nikki Dodson of Adrian, Mich., accepted a personal invitation from actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller-Rogen to attend their fourth annual Hilarity for Charity variety show on October 17 in Los Angeles and share her story about the impact her husband, Ken's, early onset Alzheimer's disease has had on her family.
While the audience at the Hollywood Palladium was there for a night of laughs and entertainment, Dodson's story served as a poignant reminder of the evening's true purpose, to raise money for Alzheimer's support and research.
Dodson, who told the crowd she once wanted to be a preschool teacher, said, "God had different a choice for me – to help my husband and to help Lauren and Seth," in their efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer's.
The Dodson's are featured in a documentary about families living with Alzheimer's that was produced by Lauren Miller-Rogen.
Dodson, a mother of three, is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association. Through her connection with the Alzheimer's Association, she met Steve Sarns, vice president of sales and marketing at NuStep, Inc., an exercise equipment manufacturer based in Ann Arbor.
Sarns, who is also a board member of the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, invited Dodson to be a NuStep ambassador to help raise awareness about the connection between cardiovascular exercise and brain health.
Dodson appeared in a video produced by NuStep to promote "NuStepping to End Alzheimer's," the company's fundraising initiative for The Longest Day, an Alzheimer's Association event held June 21, 2015.
Sarns, who attended the Hilarity for Charity with Nikki and Ken Dodson, said, "I'm thrilled to be here with Nikki and her family. They have shown amazing strength in dealing with Ken's illness."
About NuStep, Inc.
NuStep, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells its line of inclusive recumbent cross trainers from Ann Arbor, Michigan. NuStep products, accessories and adaptive equipment empower users of virtually all ability and age levels to engage in exercise that promotes strength and independence and improves health outcomes. For more information about NuStep, Inc. call 800-322-2209 or visit www.NuStep.com.
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