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13th Annual "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have To Suck" live chat

originally published: 02/08/2020

13th Annual "Valentine

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has announced its 13th Annual "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have To Suck" live chat on Friday, February 14 at 8:00pm EST on @TWLOHA's Twitter pagePeople can participate in the chat, led by TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski, by logging on to Twitter and using #TWLOHAVDay to follow along and ask questions that will be answered by Jamie and other members of the TWLOHA team.

Additionally, as part of their "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck" chat, TWLOHA is launching their second Twitch campaign, which will run from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 16. Streamers are encouraged to bring a conversation about hope and love to their communities and to help raise $15,000 to support the organization's mission. Streamers can set up their fundraisers here.

"For so many people Valentine's Day just plain sucks. With the help of streamers on Twitch, YouTube and Mixer, we're excited to bring back the Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck campaign. Our goal is to bring a conversation about hope (and love) to communities online and raise $15,000 to support TWLOHA's mission. During the week of Valentine's Day (2/14), we're inviting streamers to go live, encourage conversation, share their mental health story, and connect people to life-saving resources with TWLOHA's FIND HELP Tool. We believe everyone should hear on this day that you are worthy of love. You matter," said COO Lindsay Kolsh.

This past September TWLOHA wrapped up their 8th annual campaign to honor World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8 - September 14). With the help of supporters from around the world, the organization was able to raise more than $250k for treatment and recovery, surpassing their initial goal of $150k. Over 5,700 people donated to this year's "You Make Today Better" campaign, in addition to the sale of over 4,600 World Suicide Prevention Day packs. The money raised will help sponsor over 4,100 counseling sessions and fund 60,000 FIND HELP searches.

Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $2.5 million directly into treatment, has responded to over 210,000 messages from over 100 countries, and traveled more than 3.8 million miles to meet people face-to-face at nearly 3,000 events. Each month, they connect with 5 million people online through social media and their FIND HELP Tool fields 5,000 searches made by people seeking affordable, local mental health resources.

 





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Event calendar
Fri, Feb 21, 2020


MUSIC


FUNGKSHUI @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Longwave @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

SUPER DIAMOND @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Light Opera of NJ presents "Die Fledermaus" @ St Marks Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), Basking Ridge - 8:00pm

LUCERO @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 8:30pm

Les Paul Festival: The Young Philadelphians @ Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah - 8:00pm

Get The Led Out @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2020 @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald in concert at Princeton Folk Music Society @ Christ Congregation Church, Princeton - 8:00pm

Mandy Harvey @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Eric Lindell Solo @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Kinky Boots (Broadcast) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm






THEATRE


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

RITZ KIDZ - Pinocchio @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 10:00am

LEGALLY BLONDE @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm


Sound of Music @ Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes - 8:00pm

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

COMEDY


BOB SAGET @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Progressively Funny: John Fugelsang and Friends @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


DANCE


two may be one, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance @ Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 8:30pm


FILM


Screening of William Greaves’ Nationtime—Gary, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 6:00pm


POETRY


Open Book III - Poetry & Perform - FREE @ Bluefox Craft Beer & Restaurant, South Plainfield - 7:00pm

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