Celebrities Come Together to Help Raise Over
$300,000 for Charity to Send Military Care Packages
Sacramento, Calif. - The nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward has announced their 9th annual Troopathon fundraiser brought in $303,435 to send care packages to troops on the front lines in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Syria and other areas where troops are deployed as part of the War on Terror.
This year’s Troopathon ended June 23rd and was held at a studio in Sacramento, California where Move America Forward is headquartered. Co-hosts were Rita Cosby, WABC Radio host and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Melanie Morgan, KSRO Radio host and co-founder of Move America Forward, and NewsmaxTV Anchor and Managing Editor John Bachman. Morgan received the Mark Twain Award for Best Special Program in 2006 when she broadcast live “Voices of Soldiers” from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces during the U.S invasion of Iraq. In 2016 she won the Edward R Murrow and the AP Award for Best Local Newscast. Rita Cosby is a winner of four prestigeous Gracie Awards.
Together, Cosby,Morgan, and Bachman held 6 hours of interviews with various guests that included musicians, TV and Hollywood actors and filmmakers, elected officials, veterans, authors, journalists and a big showing of radio personalities. Guests were in studio or taped, or joined via Skype or phone. This year Troopathon's impressive array of guests included Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Charlie Daniels, Montel Williams, Nancy Grace, Coach John Harbaugh, Scott Baio, Joe Mantegna, Joe Piscopo, Tony Orlando, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Duane “Dog” Chapman, Congressman Peter King, Matthew Marsden, Robert Davi, Herman Cain, Nick Searcy, Dionne Warwick, Omarosa Manigualt and many, more.
The entire 6 hour broadcast is still available at www.troopathon.org.
The group is still taking donations in the hopes of reaching $325,000 by the 4th of July weekend. Donations are still being taken online and by phone at (844) 2TROOPS (844-287-6677). In addition to care packages for troops overseas, a portion of the proceeds will go to care packages for military working dogs and their handlers serving overseas.