Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms won a Shorty Award in the non-profit category. The Shorty Awards is an award ceremony created for people to pick their favorite Twitter users in specific categories. Categories included in the The Shorty Awards were advertising, entertainment, humor, government, and more.
The Shorty Awards were hosted by Rick Sanchez, a CNN anchor who was one of the first television personalities to ever use Twitter. William Shatner was also in attendance, via satellite, to present an award. Some other Shorty Award winners included Ted Leo of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, fictional Mad Men character Betty Draper, television show True Blood, and political innovator Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker.
All winners were required to give their acceptance speech in 140 characters or less, sticking with the Twitter format. TWLOHA’s 140 character thank you speech was “”We accept this on behalf of people who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury & suicide. Hope is real. Help is real. Thank you.”
Some of the academy board members included Craig Newmark (founder of Craigslist), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Alyssa Milano and MC Hammer.
TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
To watch the Shorty Awards, please go to http://shortyawards.com/.
For more information on To Write Love on Her Arms please go to www.twloha.com.