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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: Cancer for College

Will Ferrell thinks that the Oscars and the Golden Globes are great, but what he really looks forward to every year, more than any other night, is helping raise funds for the charity Cancer for College.

Set up by his fraternity brother, a two time cancer survivor, the organization give scholarships to kids who have had cancer so that they can go to college.

Ferrell, who has been working with the organization since his early days on SNL, told CNN about the work, “When I got to meet the scholarship winners and their families that’s when the whole thing really kind of hit me.” He also said about his celebrity status and his ability to help Cancer for College, “Honestly, I think that’s the only thing fame is really good for in a way. My wife and I talk about that we’ve gotten to experience a lot of amazing things — we’ve been to the Oscars, the Golden Globes and all these fancy things. But that one night a year when we get to give out that scholarship check supersedes all of that.”

Check out the video to see Will talk about his work with Cancer for College.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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