Launches Thanksgiving Day Telethon
LOS ANGELES–On September 14–Armenia Fund–Inc. launched Telethon 2005–Build a New Horizon–-with a logo unveiling ceremony and reception at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael in Glendale–California.
The logo and the theme "Build a New Horizon" was created by local graphic artist Helena Gregorian. The orange and white logo features the four key elemen’s of Telethon 2005–agricultural development–construction of water distribution systems–health care–and education.
Produced by Armenia Fund–Inc. since 1996–the Telethon has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for Armenia’s around the world. Through the annual Telethons–Armenia’s around the world are able to participate in the nation-building of their homeland by supporting large-scale infrastructure development and humanitarian projects in Armenia and Karabagh.
The Telethon 2005 launch brought together representatives from all large Armenian organizations and a number of local officials from the cities of Glendale–La Canada–Pasadena–and Burbank as well as California State Representatives.
Elaborating on this year’s Telethon theme–the Chairperson of Armenia Fund–Inc.–Maria Mehranian said: "This year our fundraising focus will be on Martakert–the Northern region of Karabagh that has been the hardest hit and is in the most need of revitalization. One of the most urgent needs for the population of Martakert is Healthcare and that is what our focus will be in the US Western Region."
Among other projects such as drinking water–agricultural development and education–this year’s Telethon will raise funds for the Martakert Regional Hospital and Ambulance System that will service 20,000 in more than 50 villages in all five sub-regions of Martakert. Ara Aghisian–Vice Chairman of Armenia Fund–Inc.–announced upcoming Telethon 2005 events and activities including a November 18 gala dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel featuring the President of Mountainous Karabagh Republic Arkady Ghoukasian and Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister Vartan Oskanian.
Scheduled for Thanksgiving Day–November 24 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM (PST)–Telethon 2005 is a 12-hour–live broadcast airing in over 25 cities throughout the United States as well as Europe–South America–the CIS and the Middle East.
For more information on Armenia Fund–Telethon 2005–please contact Armenia Fund at 818.243.6222 or visit the newly updated website at www.armeniafund.org.
Armenia Fund–Inc.–is a non-profit 501(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh. Armenia Fund–Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund.