8th Annual Troopathon Aims to Send Care Packages to Troops Overseas


8th Annual Troopathon
8th Annual Troopathon
Move America Forward
Move America Forward

Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 8th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.

“Troopathon 8 – Care Packages for Our Heroes” is a 6-hour long fundraiser that brings together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) or by phone at (844) 2TROOPS (844-287-6677).

Executive Producer and co-host Melanie Morgan said, “The Troopathon is unique in that it brings together popular actors, TV and radio hosts, foreign policy experts, musicians, professional athletes, retired military personnel and many others for one event. The big names are exciting, but the cause we come together to support is incredibly important. With 10,000 troops still on the ground in Afghanistan, we cannot forget their continued service and sacrifice. Move America Forward remains steadfast in our commitment to supporting our troops in harm’s way!”

Morgan will be joined this year by co-host Rita Cosby, one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America, who 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.

This year Troopathon welcomes back returning guests Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Herman Cain, John Bolton, Adam Carolla, Brad Thor, Dick & Liz Cheney, Pro-Wrestler Hulk Hogan, and so many more. In total, Troopathon brings together over 30 celebrity participants!

“Troopathon 8 – Care Packages for the Troops” will be produced and broadcast live from the Move America Forward Operation Center in Sacramento, California on June 25, 2015 from 1-7PM PST (4-10PM Eastern) via the web and simulcast on selected radio stations.

The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.2 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 Rogers Family gourmet coffee, OREO cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade, Planters nuts, Hoo-Ahhs field towels, lip balm, deodorant, sun block, and many other useful items requested by the troops.

To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan, Rita Cosby or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or [email protected]

About Move Forward America (MAF)

Move America Forward (MAF) is a military charity and the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, MAF is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their missions to defeat terrorism. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our Military and demonstrate affirmatively our appreciation and admiration for their service to America. It is our strong belief that American citizens must be enlisted in the effort to let our troops know that they are in our hearts and prayers and that we will defend their service and honor them here on the homefront while they protect America on the frontlines overseas.

For more information, visit: www.moveamericaforward.org.