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Cancer Survivors

Realize Their Dream

of a College Education

Providing Need Based College Scholarships and Educational Experiences
to Cancer Survivors since 1993

The Cancer for College Story

Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard.  Since inception, the charity has awarded over 1,400 need-based scholarships totaling more than $3.5 million in awards to high-achieving cancer survivors. This video was produced and directed for the charity by scholarship recipient and current filmmaker Ashley Eakin. This is our story.


It’s Will Ferrell’s
Double Dare Match Madness!

That’s right, our friend Will Ferrell is getting extremely daring! He’s matching all donations to Cancer for College from now until the end of the year!  You heard that right.  Your $10 donation is now $20!  It’s science!

On top of that, he’s daring you to get out of your comfort zone and do something active to raise money and awareness for our cancer survivor community. The first 10 people to donate or fundraise $5k will be invited to a special intimate luncheon with Will and some of our scholars later in 2021 (post Covid).

There are three simple ways to participate:

  1. Make your own Team. Pick an activity, set a challenge and a goal, get your network of friends to support your campaign.
  2. Join Will’s Team.  Share his activities and get your friends to support him as he raises money for CFC.  The more we raise the more daring his activities are going to get.
  3. Just Donate.  Don’t have time for nonsense?  Who are you kidding? Just click the donate button and Will is going to automatically double your donation.  We know… It’s madness!

Whether you walk, hike, jog, run, bike, kayak, paddle board, surf, hoop, golf or chase chickens around your back yard, we’ve got ideas to help you make a difference in the life of a cancer survivor and have a little fun while doing it.

Help Make A Difference

Donate to the Cause.

Sure, we love big donations.
But we love small, thoughtful ones, too.
Every dollar puts deserving cancer survivors closer to realizing their dreams.

Apply for a Scholarship.

A fast and easy process.
Because you’ve been through enough challenges. Share your story, make your case and we’ll do our best to help.

Volunteer Your Time.

It takes more than money.
So we’re always looking for enthusiastic, caring volunteers to help with events, planning & behind the scenes work.

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