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Run for TWLOHA

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BENEFITING: To Write Love on Her Arms


EVENT DATE: Feb 27, 2011

Ashlyn Hesse


Jacquie Oyster wrote -

I will be running the Disney Princess Half-Marathon Sunday, February 27, 2011. I decided when I signed up that I wanted to run this race not just for myself, but for others. TWLOHA is the charity I feel the most connected to. TWLOHA stands for To Write Love On Her Arms. 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.

TWLOHA's vision is this:

You were created to love and be loved. You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you're part of a bigger story. You need to know that your life matters.

We live in a difficult world, a broken world. Life is hard for most people most of the time. We believe that everyone can relate to pain, that all of us live with questions, and all of us get stuck in moments. You need to know that you're not alone in the places you feel stuck.

We all wake to the human condition. We wake to mystery and beauty but also to tragedy and loss. Millions of people live with problems of pain. Millions of homes are filled with questions – moments and seasons and cycles that come as thieves and aim to stay. We know that pain is very real. It is our privilege to suggest that hope is real, and that help is real.

You need to know that rescue is possible, that freedom is possible, that God is still in the business of redemption. We're seeing it happen. We're seeing lives change as people get the help they need. People sitting across from a counselor for the first time. People stepping into treatment. In desperate moments, people calling a suicide hotline. We know that the first step to recovery is the hardest to take. We want to say here that it's worth it, that your life is worth fighting for, that it's possible to change.

I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the TWLOHA people about a year ago and it is truly their passion to help and bring hope to those who feel helpless and hopeless. Please join with me in donating to this great cause so that their amazing, selfless work can continue.

The Team: $1,001 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jacquie Oyster

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ashlyn Hesse

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