Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms is taking their annual event, HEAVY AND LIGHT, to Los Angeles and Orlando in January 2014. HEAVY AND LIGHT is a unique evening of songs, conversation, and hope. For these two shows, there will be intimate acoustic performances by Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot), The Summer Set (winner of 2013 Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Campaign), Mary Lambert (best known for singing on Macklemore’s anthem “Same Love“), Anis Mojgani (award-winning spoken word poet), as well as a special guest (to be announced). All artists will perform in Los Angeles on January 11 and Orlando on January 19. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.TWLOHA.com .
HEAVY AND LIGHT is not a benefit show, but an attempt to move people and let them know it’s OK to be honest and to ask for help. This message is shared onstage not only through music, but also through the powerful words of mental health counselors, TWLOHA representatives, and inspiring speakers. Kevin Breel, a mental health advocate whose TED Talk has more than 2 million views, will be speaking at both dates, and Amanda de Cadenet, host of the acclaimed celebrity interview series The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, will also be speaking in Los Angeles. Everyone who attends a HEAVY AND LIGHT show will also leave with a list of local mental health resources for depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski says, “We’ve heard stories of people choosing to get help and choosing to stay alive because of HEAVY AND LIGHT, so that’s the heart behind it. It has become our flagship event, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to both coasts in January. And we love January because it’s a time when people are wondering if things can be new, wondering if it’s possible to change and possible to start again.”
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, TWLOHA has donated over $1,000,000 directly into treatment and recovery and responded to more than 170,000 messages and emails from more than 100 countries.
TWLOHA was awarded a $1 million grant at the first American Giving Awards presented by Chase Bank on NBC. This generous award was used to fund the nationwide HEAVY AND LIGHT tour in 2013.
HEAVY AND LIGHT 2014 tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 6, 2013. To purchase tickets, get information about these dates, and learn more about To Write Love on Her Arms, please visit www.twloha.com.
HEAVY AND LIGHT 2014:
1/11 LOS ANGELES HOUSE OF BLUES | Tickets: http://bit.ly/IPqBv3
1/19 ORLANDO HOUSE OF BLUES | Tickets: http://bit.ly/1bNtkSk
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