Will Ferrell is auctioning off a cameo in his next movie and donating the proceeds to a friend's cancer foundation. Two-time Hodgkin's disease survivor Craig Pollard was a fraternity brother of Ferrell's back in the day, and now Ferrell is helping his buddy raise money for Pollard's organization Cancer for College.
The charity helps send current and former cancer patients to college. Since 1993, it has awarded $200,000 to 50 cancer survivors.
Bidding has already begun on the eBay, starting with $5,000, and it will close September 26. As of now, the current bid is up to $16,000. On September 27, Ferrell will announce the winner who will appear in a scene of his comedy Step Brothers.
Ferrell has especially been encouraging parents to bid and win their children the most exciting early Christmas gift ever. "It is the surefire way to win the parent of the year award," Ferrell said. "Support this amazing cause, by buying them me."
I love this guy. What a cool thing to do, using your popularity and star power to both award some crazy fan as well as raise money for a worthy cause that is close to his heart. Hopefully this will inspire other stars to get creative with their fame and continue to do good deeds.
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