Will Ferrell auctions role in new movie for charity

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  • Will Ferrell auctions off role in new movie to aid charity

    Big hearted Will Ferrell is auctioning off a role in his new film in order to raise money for an old college friend’s cancer charity.

    The Blades Of Glory star came up with the idea to help Craig Pollard’s Cancer for College foundation; the two were fraternity brothers at the University of Southern California.

    Online bidding starts today at $5,000 (around £2,500), and closes on 26 September, with the winner being announced on 27 September.

    The lucky bidder will then meet Ferrell at the 14th annual Cancer for College gold tournament dinner at Temecula Creek Inn the next day, before joining him on the set of his new movie Step Brothers in October to appear in a scene.

    ‘What a perfect Christmas present for your son or daughter,’ Ferrell said. ‘It is the surefire way to win the parent of the year award. Support this amazing cause, by buying them me.’

    Pollard, a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s disease, started Cancer for College to provide college scholarships to current and former cancer patients. The charity has awarded $200,000 to 50 cancer survivors since 1993.

    Visit www.cancerforcollege.org for more information

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