November 11, 2014 2:45PM
In 2006, surfer and musician Jamie Tworkowski was just trying to help a struggling friend. His effort has grown into a global Internet movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. His presentation is part of the PSU Performing Arts and Lecture Series.
Supported by bands such as Switchfoot, Anberlin and Paramore, TWLOHA spread quickly throughout the music community. Now, with one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit on Facebook and Twitter, the TWLOHA team has responded to more than 170,000 messages from 100 countries. TWLOHA has also given more than $1 million directly to treatment and recovery. The organization has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, MTV and Rolling Stone Magazine. Most recently, TWLOHA won the $1 million grand prize in the American Giving Awards presented by Chase.
Tworkowski’s presentation is free and open to the public. Tickets are required, however, and may be secured at the PSU Ticket Office, 1701 S. Homer, 620-235-4796. Content in Tworkowski’s presentation may not be suitable for pre-teens.
For more information, contact Mary Mercer, 620-235-4905.