Past Media Coverage

November 25, 2013

MPLS St. Paul Magazine

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Everybody has a CaringBridge story. Now its founder put together a book of some especially inspirational ones.

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October 11, 2013

Fast Company

When the Internet Isn't Awful: What You Can Learn from the Heartbreaking, Inspiring Messages from CaringBridge

The Internet can often feel like a cesspool of bad intentions, casual cruelty, and hopeless ignorance. Which is why a social networking site like CaringBridge, which allows sick people and their families to give their communities updates on their illnesses, gives us hope for humanity.

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October 4, 2013

Star Tribune

CaringBridge signs agreement with Hallmark Cards

CaringBridge, the Eagan-based nonprofit social network, is teaming up with Hallmark Cards Inc. to offer cobranded content and services on the popular well-wishers site.

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October 2, 2013

Twin Cities Business

CaringBridge Teams With Hallmark For Website Content

Users of CaringBridge websites will be able to select Hallmark-produced phrases and images to include when signing “guestbooks”; the partnership also includes a greeting card contest.

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August 14, 2013

How CaringBridge Was Born

In 1997—well before the proliferation of Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere—Sona Mehring launched the inaugural CaringBridge website, effectively pioneering one of the earliest online social networks in an era where social media was nonexistent.

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August 8, 2013

Twin Cities Live

Creator of CaringBridge

You probably do not know her name but you probably know the work she has done. Sona Mehring has helped families around the world with the website, CaringBridge, that she created in 1997.

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August 7, 2013

Tom Barnard Podcast

Sona Mehring

Sona Mehring is a businesswoman and the Founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization CaringBridge. She created the first CaringBridge Website in 1997.

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June 4, 2013

Twin Cities Business

CEO Details the History of CaringBridge in New Book

CaringBridge CEO and founder Sona Mehring’s new book features first-person accounts from CaringBridge users in addition to the organization's history.

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May 28, 2013

Sun Sentinel

Social media helps patients share their news

Medical updates are no longer hushed discussions held behind closed doors. They're going viral. And they're increasingly being shared with family, friends and, sometimes, digital strangers.

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April 22, 2013

Parents Magazine

How To Help Families in a Crisis

We've all been there: A friend or family member is dealing with a tough situation, whether it's a critically ill child or the sudden loss of a spouse, and we want to help but don't know how.

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March 29, 2013

Real Simple

How to Really Help a Sick Friend

What to do—and what not to do—when someone you love gets a serious diagnosis.

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March 28, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

I entered the world of illness blogs for the first time when I learned through Facebook that a friend from middle school passed away last Friday from acute myeloid leukemia. In the three months between his diagnosis and his death, the friend, whom I'll call Tom, blogged beautifully and intimately on CaringBridge, a Web tool designed to help the seriously ill tell their stories and manage communication with friends and family.

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