Archived News Releases
November 30, 2011
CaringBridge Supporters Brighten the Lives of Many Facing a Health Journey
CaringBridge, a nonprofit providing personal websites that connect family and friends during a health challenge is asking for donations in order to continue providing families a place to receive love, hope and compassion.
November 16, 2011
CaringBridge Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award
CaringBridge won an eHealthcare Leadership Award in recognition of being an outstanding healthcare website.
November 3, 2011
CaringBridge Named to Lead411 Technology 200 List
CaringBridge, a nonprofit providing personal websites that connect family and friends during a health challenge was named to Lead411’s 2011 Technology 200 list.
October 27, 2011
CaringBridge Teams with Minnesota Vikings for New Website Style
CaringBridge has partnered with the Minnesota Vikings to add a Minnesota Vikings website style to its robust style library through a generous in-kind gift of their logo and intellectual property. Now Vikings fans who are sharing their health journey on CaringBridge can show their purple pride by selecting the Minnesota Vikings website style.
October 12, 2011
CaringBridge Hires Jennifer Foth as Planned Giving Officer
CaringBridge hired Jennifer Foth as planned giving officer. In this new role, Foth will engage with donors who wish to make a planned gift to support the mission of CaringBridge.
September 28, 2011
Upstairs Solutions and CaringBridge Announce Partnership for the Senior Care Industry
Upstairs Solutions, an online education leader in senior care, and CaringBridge, announced a partnership within the senior care, e-learning industry.
September 21, 2011
UCare Partners with CaringBridge to Connect Families and Friends when Health Matters Most
UCare and CaringBridge have formed a partnership to help UCare's members and others experiencing a significant health challenge get and stay connected with their family and friends.
September 8, 2011
CaringBridge Promotes Sami Pelton to Vice President of Program Strategy
CaringBridge recently promoted Sami Pelton to vice president of program strategy. In her new role, Pelton leads and manages all aspects of program strategy. She executes and sets strategic direction for the product development lifecycle to ensure CaringBridge continues to fulfill its mission.
August 31, 2011
Amputee Coalition Partners with CaringBridge
The Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit organization serving more than 2 million people with limb loss and more than 28 million people at risk for amputation, announced a partnership with CaringBridge. CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.
August 24, 2011
New at the Minnesota State Fair: CaringBridge "Compassion is Contagious" Exhibit
CaringBridge will host the "Compassion is Contagious" exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair from August 25 to September 5, 2011. The exhibit is a 20 foot interactive wall display located in the Health Fair 11 building. Fairgoers can post inspirational and supportive messages to loved ones facing a health journey. The messages will be on display for the duration of the fair, inspiring others to spread compassion when health matters most.
August 17, 2011
CaringBridge Hires Stuart Shwiff as Corporate and Foundation Giving Officer
CaringBridge recently hired Stuart Shwiff as corporate and foundation giving officer. In this new role, Shwiff will help CaringBridge fulfill its mission by building a comprehensive national charitable corporate partnership program, ensuring companies nationwide are provided opportunities to engage with CaringBridge.
July 13, 2011
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Partners with CaringBridge to Offer Women Connection and Support During Treatment, Recovery and Beyond
Living Beyond Breast Cancer joined CaringBridge today as a nonprofit partner organization. The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. The partnership will raise awareness of CaringBridge among women affected by breast cancer to help make their health journeys easier.
June 6, 2011
Nonprofits CaringBridge and I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation Partner to Make Health Journeys Easier
CaringBridge today announced a partnership with I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation. Founded by and for young adults affected by cancer, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers. The partnership will help raise awareness of each nonprofit within patient and caregiver communities so that more people in need can benefit from the services they provide.
June 1, 2011
The Power of Connection During a Health Crisis
Staying connected to family and friends during a significant health challenge such as cancer, premature birth or serious injury can have a powerful impact on the healing process. CaringBridge helps provide powerful connections through free, patient-focused websites. The websites are made possible because of the generosity of donors.
March 23, 2011
CaringBridge Survey Finds Correlation Between Social Connection and Health Recovery
A September 2010 commissioned survey conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CaringBridge revealed an astonishing perception among patients who use CaringBridge. More than 4,000 people were surveyed about the impact CaringBridge made in their lives. The conclusion? Ninety-one percent of respondents facing a health challenge such as cancer, premature birth or serious injury said that using CaringBridge to stay connected with family and friends helped make their individual health journey easier, while 88 percent said using CaringBridge positively impacted their healing process.
February 23, 2011
CaringBridge Names Four New Board Members
CaringBridge recently appointed Lawrence J. Massa, Beth Monsrud, Cheryl Newell and Dr. Ann O'Connor Sandgren to its board of directors.
January 26, 2011
Medica Partners with CaringBridge to Connect Families and Friends when Health Matters Most
CaringBridge today announced a partnership with Medica to help people experiencing a significant health challenge stay connected to their family and friends. Medica is a Minnesota-based healthcare services company providing healthcare coverage to nearly 1.6 million members.
December 8, 2010
CaringBridge Wins Two Ehealthcare Leadership Awards
CaringBridge won two eHealthcare Leadership Awards in recognition of being an outstanding healthcare website.
November 24, 2010
Curesearch for Children's Cancer Partners with CaringBridge
CureSearch for Children's Cancer announced a partnership with CaringBridge. CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children's Oncology Group, the largest pediatric cancer research organization in the world.
November 17, 2010
Families Facing Significant Health Challenge Receive Hope Through Personal Websites
CaringBridge delivers hope each day to families facing a significant health challenge by providing a place for loved ones to post messages of love, hope and compassion. The nonprofit provider of free, personal websites is asking its supporters to help deliver hope this holiday season by donating to CaringBridge.
November 2, 2010
Forget the Flowers, Help with Communications Eight Times More Preferred when Facing a Significant Health Challenge
Think you should bring chocolate and flowers next time you.re going to the hospital? Think again! Americans much prefer the power of staying positive and the support of family and friends to material gifts like flowers or candy when facing a significant health challenge, according to a new study announced today by CaringBridge.
September 8, 2010
CaringBridge Promotes Carolyn Egeberg
CaringBridge recently promoted Carolyn Egeberg to vice president of development.
July 28, 2010
CaringBridge Enhances Service
Minnesota-based nonprofit CaringBridge is enhancing its service to meet the changing needs of those who use it. CaringBridge provides free websites to help family and friends connect during a serious health challenge, care and recovery.
June 23, 2010
CaringBridge Promotes Gary Ablan and Darla Nemec
CaringBridge recently promoted Gary Ablan to vice president of technology, and Darla Nemec to vice president of finance and administration.
June 2, 2010
CaringBridge asks Supporters for Acts of Kindness
Each day, thousands of people face a serious health event and need CaringBridge to connect with family and friends. The Minnesota-based nonprofit web service is asking supporters to join its One Act of Kindness campaign to help reach and serve these families.
May 19, 2010
CaringBridge named Health Care Hero by Twin Cities Business
CaringBridge is a 2010 Twin Cities Business Health Care Hero. According to Twin Cities Business, the Health Care Heroes program recognizes contributions to the enhancement of the value and quality of health care in Minnesota.
May 12, 2010
CaringBridge Offers New Website for Healthcare Professionals
CaringBridge announced a new website designed specifically for healthcare professionals called RecommendCaringBridge.org. The new website was created to help healthcare professionals improve patient experience by keeping them connected to their supportive family and friends.
April 7, 2010
CaringBridge adds iPhone App
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit web service, now has a free iPhone application available for download from the App Store. This streamlined version of the website makes it easier for family and friends to visit a personal CaringBridge site on-the-go.
December 29, 2009
CaringBridge earns Charity Navigator's Top 4-star Rating, 3rd Consecutive Year
Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, recently announced that CaringBridge earned its top 4-star rating for the 3rd consecutive year for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.
December 2, 2009
Philip Hotchkiss Donates Strategic Consulting to Nonprofit CaringBridge
CaringBridge has accepted the generous offer of strategic advisory services from Philip Hotchkiss. An Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, Hotchkiss actively advises leaders on innovation and strategy with a particular focus on helping them identify opportunities that leverage their organizations' place in the digital world.
November 19, 2009
CaringBridge Delivers Hope to Families Facing a Serious Health Event
CaringBridge delivers hope each day to families facing a serious health event by providing a place for loved ones to post messages of support and encouragement. The nonprofit provider of free, personal websites is asking its supporters to help deliver hope this holiday season by donating to CaringBridge.
November 12, 2009
Patients and Families Connect on CaringBridge while Hospitals Limit Visitation Due to H1N1
Hospitals are placing higher restrictions on their visitation policies due to the threat of H1N1. While this helps reduce exposure to the virus, it also means that patients will see less of their family and friends, increasing their feeling of isolation. CaringBridge is the solution to keeping patients from feeling isolated during hospital stays.
November 3, 2009
Evolving Solutions Donates Servers, Technical Support to Nonprofit CaringBridge
CaringBridge has accepted a generous gift of data storage appliances and support from Evolving Solutions.
October 29, 2009
CaringBridge Hires Stephanie Malone as Development Officer
CaringBridge recently hired Stephanie Malone as development officer. Malone will ensure the strategic initiatives of CaringBridge are supported by the generosity of a wide philanthropic community.
September 30, 2009
CaringBridge Starts the Big Be There Campaign to Spread Awareness of the Free Service
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit providing free websites that connect loved ones during serious health events, care and recovery, today begins The Big Be There campaign, an online project that celebrates family and friends. The Big Be There invites participants to make a promise to be there for someone they care about.
September 9, 2009
CaringBridge Reaches One Billion Visits Milestone
CaringBridge's personal websites have reached a milestone of one billion visits from caring family and friends.
September 8, 2009
CaringBridge Receives Nonprofit Mission Award for Innovation
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits named CaringBridge as the recipient of its Nonprofit Mission Award for Innovation.
July 13, 2009
CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring to Speak at National Civic Summit
Sona Mehring, founder and executive director of CaringBridge, will speak at the National Civic Summit in Minneapolis on Thursday, July 16, 2009.
June 24, 2009
CaringBridge Reaches 10,000 Acts of Kindness Goal
CaringBridge generated more than 10,000 acts of kindness during its One Act of Kindness campaign. CaringBridge supporters were asked to participate by making a donation to help keep the service free for the thousands of people who face a serious health event each day.
May 28, 2009
Alan Abramson joins CaringBridge Board of Directors
CaringBridge recently appointed Alan Abramson, senior vice president of information services and chief information officer at HealthPartners, to its board of directors.
May 22, 2009
CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring named Industry Leader
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Sona Mehring, founder and executive director of CaringBridge, as one of 25 Women Industry Leaders in the Twin Cities.
May 20, 2009
CaringBridge Encourages Acts of Kindness
CaringBridge hopes to encourage 10,000 acts of kindness during its six-week fundraising campaign beginning May 20th.
April 15, 2009
CaringBridge Hires Mike Stadelman as Marketing and Communications Director
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit Web service, recently hired Mike Stadelman as marketing and communications director.
March 28, 2009
CaringBridge Announces Service Enhancements
CaringBridge launched several significant user-requested service enhancements aimed at making personal CaringBridge Web sites easier to use, visually streamlined and more customizable.
January 29, 2009
CaringBridge Names Three New Board Members
CaringBridge recently appointed Lars Leafblad, Jamie Thingelstad and Andrea Carruthers to its board of directors.
November 20, 2008
Forward Expeditions to Promote CaringBridge on Historic North Pole '09 Expedition
Forward Expeditions is embarking on a historic North Pole expedition to raise awareness and funds for CaringBridge. Expedition team members John Huston and Tyler Fish will attempt to ski unsupported - not receiving or using any outside assistance such as airdrops, re-supplies or sled dogs - in their quest to reach the Pole.
July 24, 2008
CaringBridge Enhances Web Service by Adding Printable Caringbook Option
Now authors can turn their unique CaringBridge experience into a high-quality, full-color, professionally-produced CaringBook.
June 25, 2008
CaringBridge Partners with Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CaringBridge now offers users access to Center for Disease Control and Prevention's extensive online medical libraries so they can better understand and care for loved ones coping with serious illnesses or injuries.
November 15, 2007
CaringBridge Provides Tips to Those Living with Lung Cancer
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month and CaringBridge is providing tips to those living with the disease - one that affects more than 210,000 Americans annually.
November 8, 2007
CaringBridge Honors Caregivers with Tips for Personal Wellness
Minneapolis-(Business Wire)-November is National Caregivers Month and CaringBridge honors family caregivers who provide love and support to family and friends facing a serious health condition.