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Honoring Cancer for College Founder
October 17, 2013 • by News at Marshall

On October 14th, alumni Craig Pollard and Will Ferrell returned to USC to share their experiences with our students and for us to recognize their work for Cancer for College, the charity they've built to award scholarships to students facing the dual hardships of cancer and paying for college.

Marshall grad Pollard, a two-time cancer survivor, wrote the business plan for the charity as a senior in the USC Entrepreneur Program. Cancer for College has since awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving recipients, helping students stay in school despite staggering cancer treatment medical bills.

In recognition of his charity and his company, Global Tour Golf, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall presented Craig Pollard with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Will Ferrell, a fellow Trojan and friend of Pollard’s since their fraternity days, is a member of Cancer for College’s board. The two shared their memories, and their vision for helping students, during a conversation with David Belasco, adjunct professor and Greif Center co-director. The evening ended with a spirited performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band, led with characteristic levity by Ferrell.

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