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Troopathon to send care packages to our troops overseas

10th Annual Fundraiser Partners Join Pro-Troop Movie Stars, Athletes, Musicians, Radio and TV Personalities

Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 10th star-studded live fundraiser that sends care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.

Troopathon is proud to partner with NewsMaxTV, Wounded Warriors and Rogers Family Coffee to host “Troopathon 10  – Care Packages for Our Heroes” 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 or by phone at (844) 2TROOPS (844-287-6677). “Troopathon 10 – Care Packages for the Troops” will be produced and broadcast live from the Move America Forward’s home base in Sacramento, CA on June 29 from 3:00 – 10:00pm Eastern, Noon – 7:00pm Pacific via the web and simulcast on Newsmax TV and Newsmax.com.

Troopathon Executive Producer, award-winning talk show host and author Melanie Morgan said, “All Americans can agree that our troops deserve our love and support, The cause we come together to support is incredibly important. With thousands of troops still on the ground in Afghanistan, we cannot forget their continued service and sacrifice. Troopathon remains steadfast in our commitment to supporting our troops in harm’s way!”

CAMP NEW JERSEY, Kuwait (March 21, 2003) - Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus (right), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) looks on as Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, V Corps commanding general speaks to soldiers, following a missile attack drill Thursday afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CAMP NEW JERSEY, Kuwait (March 21, 2003) – Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus (right), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) looks on as Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, V Corps commanding general speaks to soldiers, following a missile attack drill Thursday afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Melanie and the Troopathon team are once again doing a tremendous service for America’s servicemen and women,” Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax, said. “They haven’t forgotten those who are sacrificing to keep us safe and we are proud to share their incredible work with our audience.”

Morgan will be joined again this year by co-host Rita Cosby, an Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and best-selling author. She is currently a special correspondent for CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition and hosts “The Rita Cosby Show” on the legendary WABC Radio.  

Morgan and Cosby will be joined by Newsmax Now anchor John Bachman, and special guests Dionne Warwick, Chuck Woolery, Tony Orlando and Rich Little. Special segments will be hosted by syndicated radio stars Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark  Levin and Laura Ingraham.

Some of Troopathon’s notable past guests have included: Buzz Aldrin, Tony Mantegna, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, General David Petraeus, Gerald McRaney, Hulk Hogan, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Mantegna, Joe Theismann, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Pat Boone, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Adam Carolla, Robert Davi and many more!

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The first Troopathon in 2008 raised an unprecedented $1.2 million in care packages for the troops. Through 2017, Troopathon events have raised nearly $5 million in sponsorships, enabling the group to send over 350 tons of care packages to troops overseas. Care packages include letters of support along with food and personal care items like Rogers Family gourmet coffee, OREO® cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade®, Planters® nuts, field towels, lip balm, deodorant, sun block, and many other useful items requested by the troops.

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning columnist, author and former Chicago City Hall reporter (1976-1992).

He is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Awards, the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for journalism, and was named Best Ethnic American Columnist by the New America Media in 2007.

His personal web page is The Daily Hookah at www.TheDailyHookah.com (and www.RayHanania.com).

Hanania writes a weekly syndicated column for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia and is the managing editor of the American Arab online news website, www.TheArabDailyNews.com.

His mainstream columns are published in Chicago's Southwest Side and Suburbs in The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, the Southwest News-Herald and the Des Plaines Valley News.

Hanania is the managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Email Ray Hanania at rghanania@gmail.com

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