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AOL Selling Cupcakes At Grand Central Terminal To Fight Cancer

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Cupcake (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - AOL has given all of its thousands of employees worldwide the day off Friday to give back and help out.

They are hitting the streets in 34 cities including New York.

In Manhattan, they are teaming up with the American Cancer Society in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal to sell cupcakes with the proceeds going to battle cancer.

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack With AOL Spokesperson Rachel Gross
(Download the full interview HERE)

Tonnie Rozier, who was on Cupcake Wars on the Food Network, has created a ‘cancer fighting cupcake’ which is filled with berries.

“We have an audacious goal of making $100,000 and it’s going to be quite a scene. Tonnie has created a limited edition cupcake called the ‘Very Berry’ and it’s in the spirit of American Cancer Society’s antioxidant ingredients in your baking,” said Gross. “Let me tell you, I am not a cook, but I do really believe that I could make this at home.”

“Unfortunately, there’s probably hard-pressed to find one person who hasn’t been touched, their circle has not been touched, by someone struck with cancer,” said Gross. “And it’s a very important cause of our time and having the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back and how terrific would it be if, in our lifetime, we saw a cure for cancer!”

You might be wondering why has AOL picked today to have what it is calling Monster Help Day. It is AOL’s birthday, and it is the second annual Monster Help Day.

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