Paltalk to Host American Idol Finalist to Raise Funds to Fight Malaria

New York, NY (PressExposure) September 15, 2009 -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based chat community with over four million active members, today announced recording artist Melinda Doolittle will be a featured guest during Paltalk's Malaria Day on September 15 at 2 pm EST joining Paltalk to raise money to fight Malaria. Melinda finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.

Melinda learned about malaria and the organization, Malaria No More, on the first “Idol Gives Back” charity special in 2007. Since then, Melinda has spoken to countless youth groups, conferences and news organizations about Malaria No More and encourages every person to help end malaria deaths by getting involved and getting the word out. In June 2007, Melinda traveled to Zambia with First Lady Laura Bush and Malaria No More to distribute life-saving bed nets and raise awareness.

Ms. Doolittle’s debut CD, Coming Back to You, was released on February 3, 2009. In its first month, the CD sold over 30,000 copies. Melinda has just released a new album, Coming Back To You, available at A portion of the proceeds from both albums is donated to Malaria No More. Melinda’s fan base has embraced her support of Malaria No More, running marathons and sending bed nets instead of flowers to wish her luck at concerts.

In addition to Melinda Doolittle, Paltalk will host video chats on September 15th with other malaria activists: - 11 AM - Lance Laifer, Founder of Hedge Funds vs Malaria & Pneumonia - 12 PM - Richard Tren, Director of Africa Fighting Malaria - 1 pm - Robert Mather, Against Malaria Foundation - 2 pm – Melinda Doolittle, Recording Artist & Malaria activist - 3pm - Scott Case, Vice Chairmen of Malaria No More - 4 pm – Dr. Mary Galinsky, Emory Vaccine Center’s Malaria Research Program

Paltalk has teamed with Africa Fighting Malaria, and Hedge Funds vs. Malaria & Pneumonia, to raise funds to fight the spread of Malaria. All participants in Paltalk’s video chats will be able to see, hear and pose questions of Paltalk special guests.

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About Paltalk

Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video based communities and continues to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, trading stock tips, singing karaoke, and attending family reunions. The Paltalk community is vibrant due to the high quality of the room environments supported by a range of free moderation tools.

In addition, Paltalk delivers original programming geared to the interests of the community. Paltalk Interactive events have hosted such entertainment celebrities as William Shatner and radio personalities Opie and Anthony, among others. Paltalk supports IM pals on AOL, Yahoo!, MSN and ICQ and is available as a free download.
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Press Release Submitted On: September 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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