Eagan, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2010) —
When a family experiences a challenging health event such as cancer, premature birth or a serious injury, surrounding them with support is essential.
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.
"Staying connected to family and friends is so important for your well being, especially when you.re dealing with hospital stays and treatment decisions," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. "CaringBridge is there to ease that burden, making it simple to communicate your health news and also receive hope and support in return."
Through a CaringBridge site, families can easily update those who care allowing the primary caregivers to focus their energies on the person who requires healing. Family and friends stay involved by visiting the site to read health updates, view photos, and leave messages in the guestbook.
Through the generosity of donors, CaringBridge is able to help millions of people stay connected and receive support. "The families who use CaringBridge are so grateful for that experience that they feel compelled to donate so it is available for the next family in need," said Carolyn Egeberg, vice president of development for CaringBridge.
"This is a happier giving in some respects because the people who need the communication benefit from it so much. It makes them feel better and I like to make that possible," said Beth Miner, a CaringBridge donor.
For more information visit www.CaringBridge.org.
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.