Published on July 29th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial0
TWLOHA Announces Annual HEAVY AND LIGHT Event
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has announced that they will be holding their annual HEAVY AND LIGHT event on September 21st, 2019 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL. The organization invites everyone to attend what promises to be an inspiring evening of songs, conversation and hope. Performances this year include Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Dessa, SWIMM, and spoken word poet Anis Mojgani.
Tickets for HEAVY AND LIGHT are on sale now and available at https://livemu.sc/2ZcpptG. Bundles for the event, which include a ticket and an exclusive shirt, can also be purchased at http://bit.ly/2Y7aeFG.
On this year’s HEAVY AND LIGHT, TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski shares: “HEAVY AND LIGHT is our flagship event. It’s our favorite night of the year. As always, the goal and the dream is to move people, from hopelessness to hope, and from isolation to seeking help. We’ve seen this night spark change, even lives being saved, and that’s what keeps us coming back year after year.”
In their 13-year history, TWLOHA has donated $2.3 million directly into treatment, traveled 3.4 million miles to meet people at nearly 3,000 events, and responded to 210,000 messages from 100 countries. Each month, they connect with 5 million people online through social media. Their FIND HELP Tool fields 5,000 searches made by people seeking affordable, local mental health resources.
Last September TWLOHA wrapped their 7th annual campaign for World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW). With the help of supporters, the organization raise over $200k for treatment and recovery, doubling their goal of $100k. Over 3600 people donated to the “Tomorrow Needs You” campaign, in addition to the sale of 4655 World Suicide Prevention Day packs. The money raised will help sponsor nearly 4000 counseling sessions and connect 55,000 people to local mental health resources.
As part of the campaign, TWLOHA shared an inspiring video featuring actors Chris Sullivan (from This Is Us) and Jaina Lee Ortiz (from Station 19), country music star Hunter Hayes, who raised $25,000, writer/artist Morgan Harper Nichols, and singer/songwriter Matt Wertz, along with a number of clips submitted by TWLOHA supporters from around the world. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/aEzUMnBHHK0.
For more information on To Write Love On Her Arms, please visit https://twloha.com/.
WHAT: TWLOHA presents HEAVY AND LIGHT: An evening of songs, conversation and hope
WHO: Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Dessa, SWIMM, Anis Mojgani
WHERE: House of Blues | 1490 Buena Vista Drive | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
WHEN: Saturday, September 21st | Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
INFO: http://bit.ly/2Oe92M3 | $22-$25 | All Ages