Eagan, Minn. (Nov. 24, 2010) —
CureSearch for Children.s Cancer today announced a partnership with CaringBridge, which provides free websites that connect people experiencing significant health challenges to family and friends, making each health journey easier.
"CaringBridge centralizes communications and connects a patient.s entire support community," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO, CaringBridge. "This creates a network of support for everyone involved, allowing the patient, caregivers, family and friends to receive strength and support through the experience."
Founded in 1997, more than 238,000 CaringBridge websites have been created and they generate more than half-a-million daily visits. The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories.
"When parents hear the words 'your child has cancer,' their world is turned upside down. CureSearch for Children's Cancer strives to provide the best resources and information for children and families impacted by childhood cancer," said John L. Lehr, president and CEO, CureSearch for Children's Cancer. "Our partnership with CaringBridge adds a valuable benefit to the childhood cancer community as their website offers a place for families and friends to connect."
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children, claiming the lives of more children than all other childhood diseases combined. Nearly 13,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. Children's cancer does not discriminate - it affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
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. More than 5,000 physicians, nurses and researchers at 230 hospitals in North America and around the world, treat 90 percent of children with cancer.
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.
CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a nonprofit organization that funds and supports the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative pediatric cancer research organization, which treats 90 percent of children with cancer in the U.S. For more information, visit www.CureSearch.org.