To Write Love on Her Arms founder, Jamie Tworkowski, will speak at Eureka College on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Becker Auditorium. The doors will open at
In 2006, Jamie Tworkowski founded To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a
In order to fund his friend’s treatment, Jamie Tworkowski posted a blog on MySpace and began selling t-shirts. Supported by the bands Switchfoot, Anberlin, and Paramore, TWLOHA became widely recognized in the music world, and its message was spread from venue to venue, across towns and cities all over the world. TWLOHA now has the largest online audience of any non-profit on MySpace and Facebook, and has responded to nearly 100,000 messages from more than 40 countries, and donated $850,000 to treatment and recovery organizations. For his work, Tworkowski has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, and Spin Magazine. He speaks frequently, bringing a message of hope and community to audiences at universities and conferences throughout the US and as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom.
TWLOHA became inspirational speaker Jamie Tworkowski’s life’s work after learning the sobering statistics that two of three people with depression do not get help, and that the third leading cause of death among 18-24 year olds is suicide. Each night, he shares his vision of hope, reminding students that “You are not alone and this is not the end of your story.” TWLOHA was named the 2010 “Must-Follow Non-Profit” at the recent Mashable Awards in Las Vegas.
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