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January 23, 2014

To Write Love on Her Arms Founder Will Speak on Campus Jan. 30

The founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowski, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Mills Godwin Jr. Building auditorium. The free presentation is open only to Old Dominion students, faculty and staff.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide

"We're excited about the opportunities we're getting to bring the TWLOHA message to universities. We talk about things that people tend not to talk about, and we're trying to meet people where they are. With each of these nights, it's an attempt at an honest conversation, an attempt at introducing the possibilities of hope and help and community. More than anything, we're trying to let people know that they're not alone and we're trying to start a conversation that continues long after we leave town," says Tworkowski.

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, the organization has donated more than $1 million directly into treatment and recovery and has answered over 170,000 emails from over 100 countries. TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any nonprofit on both MySpace and Facebook, and was recently awarded a $1 million grant from Chase at the first-ever American Giving Awards. In addition, it has been featured in Rolling Stone and Tworkowski won an MTVU Woodie Award. For more information visit: www.twloha.com.