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CaringBridge Newsroom

We Believe that in Times of Need, the Greatest Source of Hope and Healing is the Love of Family and Friends

Maintaining hope and resolve during a health journey can be a daily struggle. CaringBridge provides the opportunity for a much deeper, more intimate level of communication, connecting people through the healing power of words.

Founded in 1997 by Sona Mehring, CaringBridge is a nonprofit that gives anyone experiencing a healthy journey the ability to create a personal, protected website. With the ability to share important news quickly and easily, individuals can rally a community of support when it’s needed most -- all while ensuring that privacy is always protected.

As a lifeline to the outside world, a CaringBridge website can make all the difference when facing the loneliness of a hospital stay, enduring a long recovery at home or coordinating day-to-day, hands-on help. Using this personal online space simplifies communicating with loved ones -- messages of love, support and encouragement come flooding in, allowing the day-to-day focus to be on healing.

At CaringBridge, personal data is protected and never sold, and there is no outside advertising. Therefore, we rely on the compassion and generosity of donors and volunteers to make CaringBridge possible, and to keep millions of people connected every year. Thanks to those who donate, CaringBridge is available to anyone, anywhere at no cost.

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Latest Media Coverage

Innovators, Change Agents, Entrepreneurs: 10 Minnesotans to Watch (Star Tribune, Jan. 4)

12 Days of Charitable Giving: CaringBridge (Forbes.com, Dec. 29)

CaringBridge Looking to Double Donations on Dec. 16 and 17 (KARE 11 NBC News at 4, Dec. 15)

Movers & Shakers: Liwanag Ojala, CaringBridge (Star Tribune, Dec. 15)

How Do We Design Experiences that Make a Difference (UX Magazine, Dec. 10)

24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays (The Huffington Post, Dec. 8)

Media Matters (Baltimore Magazine, Nov. 24)

Social Media Offers Place for Sharing Support (New Jersey Courier-Post, Nov. 16)

Caregiving, Finances & Stress - How to Cope (WCCO-AM 830 Radio "Your Money" Show, Nov. 16)

Caregiving For A Sick Friend (AARP.org, Nov. 6)

7 Tried-And-True Ways To Avoid Caregiver Burnout (The Huffington Post, Nov. 3)

CaringBridge Founder Comes Home For Talk in Appleton (Appleton Post-Crescent, Nov. 2)

CaringBridge Names Former CobornsDelivers, Meijer Exec COO (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 27)

Creating a Bridge of Caring (Minnesota Women's Press Magazine, October 2014)

Caryn Sullivan: CaringBridge and the Healing Power of Words (Pioneer Press, Sept. 18)

Best Caregiving Apps (Caring.com, Aug. 25)

The CaringBridge Customer Ecosystem (Customers.com, Aug. 8)

Dot.Org Awards Showcase Minnesota Nonprofits at the Forefront of Technology (MinnPost, May 16)

Latest News Releases

Nov. 18, 2014 - Do Something WonderFull: CaringBridge Launches Year-End Giving Campaign

Nov. 1, 2014 - CaringBridge Salutes Health Heroes During National Family Caregivers Month

Oct. 27, 2014 - CaringBridge Hires Liwanag Ojala as Chief Operating Officer

Oct. 1, 2014 - Hallmark and CaringBridge: One Year Later

Sept. 30, 2014 - As Hospitals Combat Enterovirus Outbreaks, Patients and Families Turn to "Virtual Visits" with CaringBridge

Sept. 10, 2014 - Breast Cancer Education Association Honors CaringBridge Founder

Media Contact

Beth Betcher
Public Relations Specialist