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JCC to host Presentation by Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and Community Resource Fair on Oct. 18

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Student Activities Center (SAC) will host a presentation by , founder of the non-profit movement To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the McVean Gymnasium. Accompanying Tworkowski is Renee Yohe, the inspiration behind TWLOHA and whose story continues to spread and uplift people worldwide. Prior to the presentation, Jefferson will host a community health and human services resource fair in the McVean Gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to both events and the public is invited to attend. 

The mission of TWLOHA is to deliver the message of hope and find help for people suffering from depression, addiction, self injury and thoughts of suicide.  Creative director, Jamie Tworkowski, founded TWLOHA in 2006 when he began fundraising for his friend, Yohe, who was in need of treatment. Through posting blogs on MySpace and selling t-shirts, Tworkowski’s message of hope spread quickly, soon acquiring a considerable following both online and in the music industry. While he speaks regularly at schools, colleges and church groups, Tworkowski uses TWLOHA’s presence on Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites to connect people suffering from depression with healthcare professionals. The organization, now with nine full-time employees, has invested over $1,000,000 in treatment and recovery organizations. 

Tworkowski has been featured on CNN’s Young People Who Rock series as well as interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, Spin magazine and RollingStone magazine.

Yohe’s story was made into a film titled, Renee, and premiered in April 2012 at the Florida Film Festival. In 2008, Yohe published a collection of personal journals in a book titled, “A Purpose for the Pain.” Using her creative energy to share her story with others, she formed the band, BEARCAT, who released its first self-title debut in June 2012. 

For more information, call the Student Activities Center at JCC, 315-786-2431.

Sponsored by the JCC Campus Activities Board.

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Student Activities Center will host a presentation by Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the non-profit movement To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the McVean Gymnasium. Accompanying Tworkowski is Renee Yohe, the inspiration behind TWLOHA. Prior to the presentation, Jefferson will host a community health and human services resource fair in the McVean Gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to both events and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Student Activities Center at JCC, 315-786-2431. Sponsored by the JCC Campus Activities Board.