Funnyman Will Ferrell is lending his nameâ€”and his bodyâ€”to a line of sunscreens that benefits the non-profit charity Cancer for College, which was started by Ferrell's University of Southern California fraternity brother, Craig Pollard. Ferrell's first foray into fundraising products for this cause, which he's been involved with since its inception in 1993, has been a huge success, with 10,000+ Will Ferrell Sunscreen bottles sold since May. 100% of the proceeds go directly towards helping cancer survivors obtain a college education.
â€œCancer for College is such a pure charity,â€ Ferrell said. â€œThe work that Craig and Cancer for College has done helping kids who have had cancer go to college is so noble. Iâ€™m proud to help them any way I can and if that means adding my face to a line of sunscreen products, Iâ€™m all for it.â€
â€œWe are so proud how the product has performed,â€ said Pollard, a two-time cancer survivor and double amputee. â€œThe feedback from everyone has been so positive. Everyone gets the humor behind it. None of this would be possible without our friend Will Ferrell and his generosity.â€
Will Ferrellâ€™s Sexy Hot Tan and Sun Stroke can be purchased for your salon's retail section for $6.50 per bottle (MSRP is $11.99) by calling the Cancer for College offices at 760-599-5096. A third sunscreen, Forbidden Fruit, is only available online. All of the sunscreens are SPF30 and provide broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. The lightweight, aloe- and vitamin E-enriched sport formula is fragrance free, hypoallergenic and doesn't leave a greasy residue. And how much fun would these bottles be to pass around on the beach?!