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    Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:34:04

    Tom Hanks Help Raises $26,000 for Sting's Rainforest Charity - He sold off a voicemail message

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    Beloved actor Tom Hanks raised $26,000 for Sting's rainforest charity. Why is this newsworthy? Because he did it by personally selling off a voicemail message at a New York auction last week.

    A benefit show was held at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund, and after the show, a charity auction took place at The Pierre hotel.

    As for Hanks and that pricy voicemail message? Well, he offered to leave a message for the winning bidder in the style of one of his famous characters, either Forrest Gump or Toy Story's Woody, telling the audience, "I'll do your whole menu. Press 1 for Parts and Service! Press 2 for Speedy Delivery!"

    Do you have a favorite Tom Hanks character that you would want him to leave a voicemail as?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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