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Golfing for Good: Raising Tuition Money for Cancer Patients

by Amara Holstein

May 15, 2011

Will Ferrell taking a swing for CFC

Funding for CFC and its scholarship program hinges on a series of six events, at the center of which are three golf tournaments. A great baseball player (he had Major League dreams before first getting cancer at age 15) and golf aficionado, Pollard decided that golf was the perfect way to enjoy time outside and raise money. In addition to the Southern California event (which this year will include a comedy night for which Ferrell has lined up some famous friends), there’s a golf event at Pebble Beach and a new one in Texas. There’s also a wine tasting event in Seattle, a pub crawl in San Diego, and a Casino Night in North Carolina.

It’s all to support these kids who have succeeded against all odds in their fight against cancer and amputations. “One scholarship winner had become disabled and deformed by his chemo treatments and cancer,” says Pollard. “Now, he’s a student at Georgetown, studying abroad in China, and the most dynamic public speaker I’ve ever seen. It’s incredible for a kid who once didn’t even want to leave the house.”


 

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