To Write Love on Her Arms is pleased to announce that they were presented with the “Must Follow Non-Profit” award last night at the fourth annual Mashable Awards (formerly known as Open Web Awards) at a gala event at the 2011 International CES® conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski was on site to accept the award which streamed live on the internet.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $850,000 to people dealing with depression and have answered over 150,000 emails in over 100 countries.
“It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of our amazing community of supporters around the world. TWLOHA began as a story posted on MySpace in 2006 and the internet has been our home base ever since. To be given the title of “Must Follow Non-Profit” is something we’re super proud of. And again, it goes back to this incredible community of people. Their passion and support has opened so many doors. It was an honor to represent them tonight, says founder Tworkowski.”
The Mashable Awards recognize the year’s best of tech and the web as voted by the Mashable community who cast more than 1.3 million nominations and votes in 25 categories including “Must Follow Non Profit”, “Best New Gadget”, “Best Music Discovery Service” and “Must-Follow Brand,” among others.
“The Mashable Community has really grown the Mashable Awards program over the past four years,” said Pete Cashmore Founder & CEO of Mashable. “We are grateful to our readers who made this year’s program such a success.”
The digital influencer- and star-studded gala, held at the New York, New York hotel, was hosted by The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston and featured performances from Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and audio-visual entertainers Eclectic Method. Major consumer electronic innovators, including Aro Ford, BlackBerry, Influxis, LG and Yahoo, signed on to support the event.
Since 2006, TWLOHA has been flourishing and continues to grow. TWLOHA has won numerous accolades including a full-page color ad in USA TODAY (valued over $185k) by winning the AmericaWants Campaign and $100,000 in the Chase Community Giving Contest, coming in 2nd place. To promote TWLOHA in the Chase Community Giving Contest, Miley Cyrus, Joaquin Phoenix, andLiv Tyler made a special video together with the founder of TWLOHA. You can view the video here: http://bit.ly/ehKwun.
TWLOHA has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, MSNBC, CNN.com, Rolling Stone Magazine, FUSE Network, MTV’s The Buried Life, Seventeen Magazine, Paste Magazine, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, amongst many others. Jamie also won the mtvU Woodie Award in the “Good Woodie” category against artists such as Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean. He is the only founder ever nominated that is not a musician.
For more information on TWLOHA, please go to www.twloha.com.
TWLOHA on CBS Sunday Morning: www.bit.ly/twlohacbs
TWLOHA on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: http://vimeo.com/2298295