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Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, is preparing to host their 8th annual “Troopathon” fundraiser to raise money for care packages for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan. Troopathon is an 8 hour long fundraiser that brings together movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other pro-troop celebrities to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops online through the group’s website.
As in recent years, the Troopathon guest list features big-name celebrities Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Former President George H.W. Bush, Gary Sinise, Hulk Hogan, Kelsey Grammar, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Gov. Sarah Palin, Dennis Miller, and many more.
The following Troopathon hosts are available for media interviews to discuss the Troopathon and the need to support our troops before the June aire date:
MELANIE MORGAN (San Francisco, Calif.) Melanie is co-founder of Move America Forward as well as a talk radio veteran and grassroots advocate for the troops. Melanie has spent 15 years hosting radio talk shows on KSFO in San Francisco and America’s Morning News (Washington D.C.) from 2009-2010. Melanie also won the AP Mark Twain Award for Best Special Program in 2006 for her “Voices of Soldiers” tour where Melanie led a group of radio talk show hosts from all over the country in the heart of a war zone in Baghdad, Iraq to interview U.S. troops on the front lines. Melanie also visited troops in Kuwait in 2007 and Guantanamo Bay in 2008. She is Executive Producer and host of Troopathon for the 8th year in a row.
The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.5 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2011, Troopathon events have raised over $3.5M in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 195 TONS of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include high quality food and personal care items like gourmet coffee, OREO® cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade®, Planters® trail mix, Jelly Belly® jelly beans, lip balm, deodorant, sun block, bug repellant, and many other useful items.
To schedule an interview with one of our co-hosts, contact Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications email@example.com or call (714) 926-6189
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