Caught Caring: Will Ferrell and Cancer For College

05/28/2009 at 12:00 PM ET

Funnyman Will Ferrell is used to making people laugh, and now he’s lending his comedic skills to a good cause. The 41-year-old father of two recently partnered with Cancer for College to launch ‘WILLPOWERED’ sunscreen in three giggle-inducing varieties: Sexy Hot Tan, Forbidden Fruit and Sun Stroke. Sold in 6 oz. bottles, the sunscreens are PABA-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil-free and fragrance-free, offering UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection in a light, non-greasy formula enriched with aloe and Vitamin E.

For Will — whose former fraternity brother at the University of Southern California Craig Pollard, a two-time cancer survivor, founded Cancer For College in 1993 – the opportunity was too good to pass up. “The bottle says it all,” he quips. “I’ve always dreamed of owning a lotion company.” Will adds,

“Honestly, I’m proud to be associated with such a great charity. I’ve watched Craig and Cancer For College help hundreds of cancer survivors realize their dream of a college education. The stories are so inspirational. I’m just happy to help any way I can.”

Priced at $12 each (or order all three and they’ll throw in a t-shirt for $40), 100% of the net proceeds from WILLPOWERED go directly to Cancer For College’s scholarship fun, which provides scholarships to college-bound cancer survivors. The good times will only continue; In September, Will has signed on to host a golf classic and live auction in Rancho Bernardo, California to benefit the organization.

Will is dad to 5-year-old Magnus and 2-year-old Mattias with actress Viveca Paulin, his wife of eight years.


Cancer for College

– Missy

FILED UNDER: Good Deeds , News

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N on

OMG! those are hysterical! I love that he has found a cause that still allows him to be funny!

SouthernBelle on

Great cause, especially to support a friend. Will is seriously insane and off the chain! He’s one of few celebrities who is crazy enough to lend his image to this line…he doesn’t blink an eye at anything! I can just LOOK at him in Anchorman and start laughing hysterically! And those images on the sunscreen bottles! LOL!

txgal on

OMG I am buying these if for no other reason than to pull it out of my bag when I am at my pool!

Becky on

How funny!!! I did a serious double take on the forbidden fruit one. At first glance…..that didn’t look like a rose!

Lis on

This made my day! There are no words to describe how funny he is :D

Hea on

Ahahaha, I think I just spluttered red wine all over my laptop. Hilarious!

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