09/17/2007 at 10:00 AM EDT
Will Ferrell is auctioning a cameo spot in his new movie to raise money for a fraternity brother's cancer foundation.
The actor, 40, came up with the idea to help fellow University of Southern California alum Craig Pollard's Cancer for College foundation, USA Today
Online bidding will began at $5,000 on Monday and will close Sept. 26. Ferrell will announce the winner on Sept. 27, and that person will meet the actor the next day at the 14th annual Cancer for College golf tournament dinner at Temecula Creek Inn in California.
In October, the winner will join Ferrell on set of his new movie, Step Brothers
, and appear in a scene.
"What a perfect Christmas present for your son or daughter," Ferrell told the Associated Press. "It is the surefire way to win the parent of the year award. Support this amazing cause, by buying them me."
Pollard, a two-time survivor of Hodgkin's disease, started Cancer for College to provide college scholarships to current and former cancer patients. The charity has awarded $200,000 to 50 cancer survivors since 1993.
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