The days are getting longer and sunnier. And you always wear sunscreen while outside, right? Right?! Why not practice safe sun and support a great cause with Will Ferrell’s Super Mega Sexy Hot Tan sunscreen with SPF 30.
Sales of Super Mega Sexy Hot Tan benefit Cancer for College, a California based non-profit that offers college scholarships to cancer survivors. Gratitude for twice beating lymphoma inspired founder Craig Pollard to launch CFC about 23 years ago.
Pollard was fraternity brothers at the University of Southern California with future comedy star Ferrell. The two stayed friends over the years, as Ferrell’s career took off.
“Will Ferrell has been a supporter of CFC since day one,” Greg Flores, executive director of CFC, told me. Ferrell hosts and participates in fundraising events for CFC, and sits on the board of the organization.
About five years ago, CFC employees were playing around with the idea of putting Ferrell’s image on something, and making him sort of the Paul Newman of CFC. “I mean, when you have Will Ferrell involved in your charity, you try to make things fun!,” Flores said.
So CFC came up with the idea of putting Ferrell on a tube of sunscreen. Not only would it be funny and a little ridiculous to put Will Ferrell on sunscreen, but it would be a nice tie-in between sunscreen and skin cancer prevention.
So CFC found a third-party manufacturer of sunscreen, and put silly labels on it. (See above. The packaging is everything!) It ultimately became a fun novelty item, Flores explained.
You might find it in smaller stores and niche outlets such as surf shops in sunny areas, if they are cool enough to carry it. Otherwise, you can order it from CFC’s online store.
And you can feel good about your purchase. “Young cancer survivors want to get back to their regular lives and go to school,” said Flores. Unfortunately, cancer treatment often drains the financial resources of their families, making it very difficult to afford a college education.
That’s where CFC comes in. “We have given more than 1,000 scholarships to cancer survivors, largely due to Will Ferrell’s involvement and the good work he does on our behalf,” Flores said.
I love Ferrell’s movie Old School and his impersonation of George W. Bush on SNL. What is your favorite Will Ferrell moment? Let me know in the comments!
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