Eagan, Minn. (Jun. 24, 2009) —
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, 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 - such as cancer, premature birth or an accident - each day. The campaign raised more than $600,000, ensuring 8,000 families receive the love, compassion and healing they need.
CaringBridge is a free, nonprofit service providing personal and private Web sites that connect family and friends to share information, love and support during a serious health event, treatment and recovery. CaringBridge saves time and energy by centralizing communication during a health event. This eases the burden of updating family and friends and keeps the focus on the patient. Each CaringBridge site is unique, authors select their Web site design and add journal entries and photos to share their story. Visitors read updates and leave messages of support in the guestbook.
"The success of this campaign brings us closer to our goal of providing more than 500,000 new CaringBridge sites in the next three years, which will connect millions of friends and families when they need it most," said Sona Mehring, founder and executive director, CaringBridge. "Through the generous donations we receive, we're able to serve more families and keep their CaringBridge sites free of advertising so nothing interferes with that deeply personal communication."
Founded in 1997, CaringBridge.s mission is to bring together a global community of care, powered by the love of family and friends, in an easy, accessible and private way. More than 155,000 personal sites have been created, connecting over half-a-million people each day.
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.