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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.
Troopathon is co-hosted by Rita Cosby. Rita is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America and has been quoted and profiled by hundreds of media outlets across the country and overseas.
Born in Brooklyn, she is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN, and hosts “The Rita Cosby Show” on the legendary WABC Radio.
Because of Rita’s “extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community,” October 11th, 2010 was officially named “Rita Cosby Day” in the State of New York. In 2011, she was recognized by the US Congress for her professional and charitable achievements.
The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.5 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2014, Troopathon events have raised over $4.2 million in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 325 TONS of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include letters of support along with 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 requested by the troops.
To schedule an interview with one of our co-hosts, contact Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 926-6189
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