To Write Love On Her Arms/PostSecret/1-800-SUICIDE Holding LIVE Web Telethon Today from 4-7:30pm EDT at Stickam.com

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Event in bid to Win Facebook Chase Community Giving Challenge and $250,000

The Facebook Chase Community Giving Challenge ends at midnight ET. Join us LIVE on Stickam today from 4-7pm EDT to support the Kristin Brooks Hope Center.

To Write Love On Her Arms/PostSecret/1-800-SUICIDE (http://www.hopeline.com) is holding a Web telethon today to support their efforts to win the
Facebook Chase Community Giving Challenge and $250,000 to help fund their IMAlive.org online crisis support network.

The event will air live from 4:00 – 7:00pm EDT on Stickam, the largest live community on the Internet, and will be featured on the Stickam homepage. Postsecret.com Creator Frank Warren and Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms will co-host the telethon.

During the event, celebrity guests and people who have been profoundly affected by the three organizations will share their personal stories via Webcam. Those invited to participate include: Blue October Frontman Justin Furstenfeld, Marie Osmond, Brook Shields, Brooke Burke, Garry Sinise and the members of the bands Rise Against, Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, All American Rejects, Good Charlotte, Bad Religion and Journey who headlined the first benefit concert for 1-800-SUICIDE in 1999.

The Facebook Chase Community Giving Challenge ends at midnight East Coast time. 1-800-SUICIDE and the Kristin Brooks Hope Center are in second place out of a race with over one million charities competing with less than 400 votes out of over a million votes cast separating it from the current first-place holder. To vote for The Kristin Brooks Hope Center, visit http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/680342550-kristin-brooks-hope-center?_fb_fromhash=64adfa4b4e2aa4afa15029ac226726e7. Voters only need a Facebook account to vote.

PostSecret is a popular ongoing community mail-art project in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard and has delivered over 20,000 votes in the last 24 hours. Frank Warren will host from 6-7:30 PM. Warren and the PostSecret Community have been longtime supporters of The Kristin Brooks Hope Center and suicide prevention. To Write Love on Her Arms Founder Jamie Tworkowski will host from 5PM – 6PM to share with the world the need for an online crisis counseling network to prevent suicide, bullying and self injury.

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center - founder of 1-800-SUICIDE - has partnered with To Write Love on Her Arms and PostSecret.com to launch the IMAlive.com an online crisis support network this year. If the Kristin Brooks Hope Center wins the $250,000 first-place prize, 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward the launch of IMAlive. Among other initiatives, the new program will help launch a peer-to-peer online support network for U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel.

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center (http://www.hopeline.com) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 after the tragic death of founder Reese Butler’s wife, Kristin, by suicide. From the beginning, Butler and the Hope Center have been dedicated to suicide prevention by providing easy access to a large network of crisis line workers while helping break down the stigma and other barriers to accessing help and hope.

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