Helping Students Move Beyond Cancer, One Scholarship at a Time Helping Students Move Beyond Cancer, One Scholarship at a Time
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Helping Students Move Beyond Cancer, One Scholarship at a Time

by Amara Holstein

May 16, 2011

A two-time cancer survivor and amputee, Craig Pollard vowed as a teenager to help others if he made it through chemo alive. As a counselor at Camp Ronald McDonald, he saw how cancer treatment drained families financially and emotionally dry and with little left over to even think about faraway, big picture dreams like college. In 1993, he started Cancer for College to give scholarships to cancer and amputation survivors—and to provide a personal example of triumphing over a terrible disease.

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Helping Students Move Beyond Cancer, One Scholarship at a Time