What is Troopathon?
The concept behind Troopathon is not a new idea, put on a Jerry Lewis style telethon to benefit a worthy cause, but a Troopathon is groundbreaking and innovative in that we bring together famous celebrities from radio, television, movie stars, musicians, journalists, and more to create a one-of-a-kind event with one purpose - to support our troops on the front lines in the war on terror and honor their service and sacrifice for our nation.This is the third year that Move America Forward has done this telethon for the troops. The Troopathon will be broadcast via UStream.tv on July 1st, but you don't have to wait until then to make a donation.
The goal of Troopathon is simple, send care packages to our troops, as many as we can get sponsored in a single 8-hour show. In our first year (2008) our inaugural program brought in over $1.5 million for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the single largest shipment of care packages ever recorded. Over the two years we have done it, our innovative webcasts have brought over $2 Million for our troops. Since our organization began sending care packages in 2006, we've sent over 168 TONS of high quality beef jerky, Gatorade, Oreo cookies and gourmet coffee to our troops, and that's just the beginning!
What makes troopathon such a success, and an exciting event for our troops and our supporters, is the star power we bring out! In our Troopathons we've been proud to have such participants as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Kevin Farley, John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting, Oliver North, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dr. David Horowitz, Carrie Prejean and many many more!
Click on the icon below (or in the sidebar) to go to the link to order any of several options for care packages for the troops.
...and send friends and family here to donate as well. The link above and in the sidebar for the blogger competition will be good until June 30, 2010.
Thank you, God Bless You, God Bless America and God Bless our Troops!