Eagan, Minn. (Jul. 13, 2011) —
Living Beyond Breast Cancer joined CaringBridge today as a nonprofit partner organization. CaringBridge is a nonprofit providing free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends. 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.
"Women at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery can benefit from CaringBridge," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. "By partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, we can reach more women and their families and help provide them with the love, hope and compassion they need."
Using a personal CaringBridge website during a health challenge like breast cancer saves time and emotional energy by centralizing communication and updating everyone with one, accurate message. Each CaringBridge site is unique — authors select their website design and add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages in the guestbook, creating a network of support. In a recent survey, 91 percent of CaringBridge users said CaringBridge helped make their health journeys easier.
"Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers specialized programs and services to meet a woman.s need for breast-cancer-related information, connection and support after completing treatment," said Elyse Spatz Caplan, MA, director of programs and partnerships. "Adding CaringBridge to our service offerings was a perfect fit — providing women with a tool to easily communicate with their family and friends.:
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, based outside Philadelphia, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include: conferences; teleconferences; the toll-free Survivors. Helpline (888-753-5222); a website, lbbc.org; free quarterly newsletters; publications for African-American and Latina women; recordings; networking programs for young survivors and women of color; healthcare-provider trainings; and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.