News Releases

October 27, 2014

CaringBridge Hires Liwanag Ojala as Chief Operating Officer

CaringBridge, the nonprofit organization created so people experiencing a health journey can remain connected to their family and friends, hires Liwanag Ojala as Chief Operating Officer. Ojala will lead management by establishing operational direction to achieve the goals of CaringBridge and further its mission to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world.

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October 1, 2014

Hallmark and CaringBridge: One Year Later

When Hallmark and CaringBridge announced their strategic agreement in October 2013, neither organization knew quite how that alliance would unfold. What they did know was that the two organizations – the greeting card leader and the nonprofit social network that keeps loved ones connected during any type of health event – had compatible missions.

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September 30, 2014

As Hospitals Combat Enterovirus Outbreaks, Patients and Families Turn to “Virtual Visits” with CaringBridge

For most families, fall means back-to-school pictures and weekend trips to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch or annual festival. For millions of children, fall also means peak season for fast-spreading viruses – like the respiratory infection Enterovirus D68.

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September 10, 2014

Breast Cancer Education Association Honors CaringBridge Founder

Every year since its founding in 2001, the Breast Cancer Education Association (BCEA) honors an individual or group for its contribution to the breast cancer community with the BCEA Award. This year, the BCEA has selected Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge, a non-profit that offers free protected websites for those facing a health event to easily communicate with loved ones and to receive support and encouragement.

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April 10, 2014

CaringBridge Wins Two Awards for Using Technology to Advance Caring

CaringBridge, a nonprofit organization that connects people when it matters most, has won two important awards that recognize the organization’s commitment to using technology to amplify love, hope and compassion. CaringBridge was honored with a Dot.Org “Connecting Communities” award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the “Experience that Makes a Difference” award from UX Magazine.

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February 18, 2014

CaringBridge Announces Heartwarming Winners of National "Caring Messages" Greeting Card Contest

A greeting card contest hosted by CaringBridge and Hallmark Cards produced a touching series of winning designs inspired by real stories of hope and love from across the nation.

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February 5, 2014

CaringBridge Names Three New Board Members

CaringBridge, the caring social network that offers protected websites for connecting people when it matters most, recently appointed Mikisha Nation, Scott Petinga and Shawn A. Teal to its board of directors. CaringBridge board members provide leadership, valued advice and governance of the Minnesota-based nonprofit.

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January 28, 2014

Patients and Families Turn to “Virtual Visits” with CaringBridge as Hospitals Take Measures to Combat Flu Outbreaks

Patients at hospitals that have put limits on visits due to flu outbreaks can still enjoy get-well wishes and tap into other support using free services from CaringBridge.

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January 21, 2014

CaringBridge Hires Heidi Droegemueller as Vice President of Development

CaringBridge hired Heidi Droegemueller as Vice President of Development. Droegemueller will lead and manage all aspects of fund development for CaringBridge which relies on donations to provide individual websites where people can connect, share and receive support.

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January 14, 2014

Natalie Bushaw Named CaringBridge Volunteer of the Year

CaringBridge, the nonprofit caring social network that connects people during any type of health event, named Natalie Bushaw its 2013 Volunteer of the Year.

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November 14, 2013

CaringBridge Offers More Ways for People to Connect and Care During Any Health Event

CaringBridge, the caring social network that keeps families and loved ones connected during any type of health event, is improving existing and providing additional features that will enable CaringBridge to serve more people in more ways and make it easier for people to support their loved ones during times of need.

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November 13, 2013

CaringBridge Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

CaringBridge, the nonprofit caring social network, earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 7th consecutive year. Only two percent of the charities rated have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations.

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October 28, 2013

CaringBridge and Hallmark Launch Greeting Card Contest to Recognize National Family Caregiver Month

Every day, people in need lean on the caregivers who tirelessly help them through tough times. To celebrate and support these personal heroes during National Family Caregiver Month, CaringBridge and Hallmark Cards, Inc. are kicking off the “Caring Messages” card contest.

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October 2, 2013

Hallmark and CaringBridge Announce Strategic Agreement

CaringBridge today announced a strategic agreement with Hallmark Cards, Inc., the world’s leading greeting card brand. Through the collaboration, the two organizations will create co-branded content, product and services that will combine the two brands’ insights and expertise to help people.

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August 12, 2013

CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring Tours New Book Hope Conquers All In La Jolla

Sona Mehring signs copies of Hope Conquers All in La Jolla.

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August 12, 2013

CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring Tours New Book Hope Conquers All In Corte Madera

CaringBridge founder Sona Mehring signs copies of Hope Conquers All in Corte Madera, CA.

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July 23, 2013

Local CaringBridge Founder, Sona Mehring Launches New Book Hope Conquers All At Mall of America

Sona Mehring, founder of CaringBridge, reveals in her new book Hope Conquers All how a premature newborn who experienced life for only a few days has impacted the lives of millions of people who depend on CaringBridge as a lifeline of hope. The Mall of America book signing features guest readings and meet and greet with the author.

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May 7, 2013

CaringBridge Founder Mehring Reveals Inspiration For World's Largest Support Network In New Book

The founder of the world’s largest online support network, CaringBridge, reveals the inspiration for the social tool was born from grief. In her new book Hope Conquers All (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, August 2013), Sona Mehring reveals the death of a newborn was the catalyst for the birth of her organization, CaringBridge, which enables people to share information online during any kind of health event, thus streamlining the efforts of communicating to multiple family members and friends.

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April 22, 2013

Donor Pledges $25,000 Matching Gift to CaringBridge

A generous family has gifted $25,000 to inspire people to support CaringBridge’s mission. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar until the $25,000 threshold is met.

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March 20, 2013

CaringBridge Selected as Participating Charity for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

CaringBridge, the nonprofit caring social network that connects people during any type of health event, is a participating charity for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

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March 12, 2013

Durham Family Wins The CaringBridge “Share Your Heart” Contest

With more than 7,300 votes casted, the heartfelt entry that captured the most love was from Ellen Joyce, a social worker for Duke HomeCare and Hospice in Durham N.C., who shared a touching story about her daughter’s nonprofit working to improve the lives of hospitalized children.

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