For Immediate Release
October 5, 2006
I LOVE ARMENIA! I LOVE ARTSAKH!
9th International Armenia Fund Telethon
A global effort to uproot poverty in the rural communities
NEW YORK, New York – Unveiled on September 14, 2006, the logo
of the 9th International Armenia Fund Telethon marked the start
of the global fundraising campaign which this year is dubbed as
“I Love Armenia!” and “I Love Artsakh”. The Telethon
highlights the 15th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, and
the global scope of this international event. The logo features
a pomegranate with its seeds forming a heart.
launched from Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Yerevan, the campaign
will promote the 2006 Telethon, set to air internationally
on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2006. All 19 international
affiliates of the Fund are part of this worldwide fundraising
event which has reached bold and ambitious goals for the past
9 years. 2006 is marked by another unique initiative - regional
development of the war-torn region of Hadrut and its cluster of
villages in the southernmost borderline region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Building on the merits of the Mardakert regional development,
which is underway, Armenia Fund USA with its affiliates will focus
on implementing a parallel program which aims at improving daily
lives of people in the impoverished rural villages. Hadrut has
suffered greatly during the military conflict that ravaged the
region in 1991 leaving most of its critical infrastructure dilapidated
and its people desperate for help. The Regional Development Program
entails upgrading the economic and social infrastructure of rural
communities by using a capacity building strategy that includes
almost all aspects of socio-economic development.
Traditionally aired from California, the Thanksgiving Telethon
has been a celebration throughout the United States and worldwide
since 1996. The Telethon is watched in Canada, Europe, South America,
Middle East and the CIS. Millions of people around the world are
reached every year through the Thanksgiving Telethon which last
year raised over $7,7 million toward Rebirth
of Artsakh Regional Development Program and marked
an unprecedented public participation in this global fundraising
effort to bring long-term sustainable development to Armenia and
The 9th International Armenia Fund Telethon will be a 12-hour
live broadcast featuring performances and interviews with celebrities,
as well as political and religious leaders from Armenia, Karabakh
and the Diaspora. The fundraising program will also include footage
from project sites where the Fund, with its international affiliates,
has been implementing large-scale infrastructure development projects.
Informative field reports will give viewers of the Telethon a
deeper understanding of living conditions in Armenia and Karabakh.
Join us on Thanksgiving Day by sharing our mission to secure
a prosperous and peaceful future.
TO CATCH THE TELETHON!
|Join us Thanksgiving Day,
November 23, 2006
WDPX, WPXG (Ch. 68, 21, 58, Comcast Ch. 15 or 19)
(Ch. 38, Time Warner Ch. 15, Comcast Ch. 38)*
||WPXD (Ch. 31, Comcast
(Ch. 26, Comcast Ch. 10)*
||WPXM (Ch. 35, Comcast
WPPX (Ch. 31 or 61, Cablevision Ch. 3)*
||WPXN (Ch. 31, Time Warner
Ch. 31, RCN Ch. 3)*
(Ch. 61, Comcast Ch. 17 or 4)*
||WPXQ (Ch. 69, Cox Ch.
WWPX (Ch. 66 or 60, Comcast Ch. 33, RCN Ch. 25)*
|Live webcast on www.armeniafundusa.org
For broadcast information contact us at 1-866-446-6237
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*For specific channels in your
your local channel listings for PAX Network
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: ARMENIA
FUND USA, founded in 1992, was the first of Hayastan All-Armenian
Fund’s 19 international affiliates and serves constituents
in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental,
nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents.
Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 19 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia
and Karabakh, and having helped build 138 miles of roads, 100
miles of waterways, 36 schools, 3 electric transmission networks,
210 residential buildings and 15 healthcare institutions.
Armenia Fund USA’s Mission is the development of strategic
socio-economic infrastructure in Armenia and Karabakh, focusing
on major projects such as major highways, schools, drinking water
to communities and humanitarian programs in education, training
and medical facilities. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond
Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
To learn more about Armenia Fund USA, please visit
our website at
or call us at 212-689-5307.
Armenia Fund USA
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 301
New York, NY 10038