Troopathon 4: Remember their Sacrifice
What is Troopathon?
Troopathon is essentially an 8-hour telethon held annually to raise money for care packages to send to US soldiers serving overseas. The only difference is this specific telethon is held online.
In 2008 when Move America Forward first started Troopathon, the initial program raised 1.5 million dollars and sent the largest single care package shipment in history. The company, which began sending care packages in 2006, has since sent over 168 tons of everything from beef jerky to gourmet coffee overseas.
What has really drawn a lot of attention to Troopathon is the celebrity support. Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Kelsey Grammer, Gary Sinise and George W. Bush have participated in the past, rounding out a wide variety of celebrity appearances and commentary.
Last year the movement raised almost $700,000 for care packages and they are hoping to raise even more this year at Troopathon 4 entitled “Remember Their Sacrifice.”
So far this year Mark Levin, Rick Amato, Gary Sinise and Andrew Breitbart have been confirmed to host or appear at Troopathon and undoubtedly more will be added to the list for the June 23rd event.
The telecast begins at 4 pm eastern time but videos from guest speakers and hosts will be posted on their website to make sure no one misses out on their chance to give. You can also watch video from last year’s event in the program section and check out all of the latest information on their blog.
Save the date of June 23rd and don’t miss out on your opportunity to check out some great guest speakers and help Troopathon 4 send our troops a little slice of home.
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