CaringBridge Launches 25th Anniversary Giving Campaign

Eagan, Minn. (June 6, 2022) – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of CaringBridge, a giving campaign is launching on June 7 with a 24-hour, $50,000 challenge grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. CaringBridge donors can help the organization receive that donation by giving on June 7.

Running through June 15, the campaign also includes a generous matching gift donated by the Bruce Smith family. Donations received on June 14 and 15 will be matched up to $10,000.

The giving campaign honors Baby Brighid, the tiny girl whose short life inspired CaringBridge. June 7 is her birthday—CaringBridge donors can continue to honor her legacy and spread hope, healing and connection through a financial gift.

“Anyone handing a significant health challenge can benefit from support and community,” says Tia Newcomer, CaringBridge CEO. “The past couple years have yet again demonstrated the value of health providers and caregivers. To keep providing care, caregivers need to know they are supported. They can access community through our free website. We are grateful for our generous donors and supporters who understand the need and whose donations allow our website to provide an accessible support network to thousands of families.”

A donor-supported nonprofit, CaringBridge has provided a platform for over 300,000 people a day to easily connect with family and friends during health journeys. Each donation supporting the operation of thousands of ad-free, secure, privacy-protected websites where millions of people connect with loved ones for the emotional and financial support they need.

To learn more or make a tax-deductible contribution, visit

About CaringBridge

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network that helps people connect with friends and family during a health journey. Founded in Eagan, Minn. in 1997 by Sona Mehring, CaringBridge has made it simple and safe to offer or ask for support when it’s needed most. With more than 300,000 active daily users—CaringBridge offers simple tools for patients and their caregivers to share health updates and rally their community’s support. A health journey of any kind—diagnosis, injury, medical or behavioral illness, pregnancy complications or other experiences—is difficult to endure alone. CaringBridge is here to ensure that no one goes through a health journey alone. Learn more at

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