To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has announced TWLOHA Turns 10, an extra-special version of the organization’s HEAVY AND LIGHT format, “an evening of songs, conversation, and hope.” The 10 year anniversary event will be held at House of Blues Orlando on Saturday, April 2nd, and will feature performances by Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, singer/songwriter Matt Wertz, spoken-word poets Sierra Demulder and Tonya Ingram, and Bearcat’s Renee Yohe, about whom the original TWLOHA story was written in 2006. Everyone in the room will leave with a list of resources, people and places they can turn to for help. To purchase tickets, please visit: http://livemu.sc/1o7edeK, and for more information on TWLOHA, please visit: twloha.com.
On the TWLOHA’s 10 Year Anniversary and the upcoming event, founder Jamie Tworkowski shares: “We’re going to spend some time celebrating our journey and our history, the surprising open doors. We’ll look back and we’ll be thankful and we’ll also look ahead. And we’re definitely going to celebrate. Because if one person chose to stay alive, that is worth a celebration.”
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1.5 million directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 180,000 messages from over 100 countries.
Over the past ten years, TWLOHA has been heralded by press and seen on NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Relix, US Magazine, Glamour, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, NYLON Guys, MTV, Elle, NPR, and so many more. The organization has seen support from numerous celebrities including actress Jessica Chastain, actor Jared Padalecki, Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler, Joaquin Phoenix, actress SophiaBush, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, USA soccer stars Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, singer/songwriter Christina Perri, actor Zack Efron, actor James Earl Jones, Whitney Port, HayleyWilliams (Paramore), among others.
This past September TWLOHA wrapped its 4th annual campaign to honor National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day. The organization was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support shown during this year’s campaign, titled “We’ll See You Tomorrow,” during which nearly $83K was raised for treatment and counseling. TWLOHA also participated in events in Toronto, Chicago, and Nashville before wrapping up the week in Minneapolis with two final events: one with the Minnesota National Guard and the second featuring a special pop-up shop at the Mall of America.