About Us

Our Mission: To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.

Sona Mehring with the Hardeggers and a picture of Bridgid

Sona Mehring with JoAnn Hardegger and Darrin Swanson holding a photo of their daughter Brighid, the baby who inspired CaringBridge.

“In 1997, good friends of mine had a premature baby, and they asked me to let everyone know what was happening. Instead of making dozens of emotional and time-consuming phone calls, I decided to create a website. The same night their baby Brighid was born, so was the idea that became CaringBridge.”

Sona Mehring, CaringBridge Founder and CEO

A Powerful Connection Point

That inaugural CaringBridge website allowed people to easily get updates and offer support and encouragement. Word spread, and others began to request their own CaringBridge websites.

In 2002, CaringBridge became a nonprofit organization providing support when it’s needed most. Today, we’ve grown to serve more than 500,000 people a day.

Supported by People Like You

In times of need, the greatest source of healing is the love of family and friends.

Without the support of donors and the dedication of more than 2,500 volunteers, our non-profit wouldn’t exist. We’re humbled by our generous supporters who gave more than $8.19 million in time and resources in 2013.