Helping

Among the goals at CaringBridge is to close the gap between those who need help but hesitate to ask, and those who wish to help, but don’t know what’s helpful.

What To Do

8 Best Ways to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital, and you want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? A thoughtful card? Or maybe something to help them pa…

How to Encourage & Help Someone With Lung Cancer

Pictured above is Cathy Bluey and her daughter—their story is part of the CaringBridge How We Heal Series. When a loved one is diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s normal to feel at a loss for how to …

13 Helpful Things to Bring Someone in the Hospital

When you find out a friend or family member is in the hospital, you may be wondering what you can do to help out or cheer them up. One good place to start is by bringing them a gift, whether it’s a …

What to Know

8 Things to Know at the Time of Diagnosis

Getting a diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. There are so many unknowns that it can be hard to stay calm. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here is some advice from Ca…

How to Find and Join a Cancer Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you don’t need to go through your journey alone. Support groups can be beneficial for cancer patients to find others going through similar health journeys and…

15 ‘Get Well Soon’ Gift Ideas to Show You Care

When a family member or friend goes through a health journey – whether it be surgery, a broken bone or a hospitalization – you’d do anything to help them feel better. Fortunately, there are many…

What to Say

13 Good Things to Say to Someone with Cancer

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say or do. Sadly, this sometimes translates into saying nothing at all. Every relationship is different, so there a…

World Caring Day is June 7

World Caring Day on June 7 is an opportunity for everyone to practice caring, which is needed now more than ever. An initiative of CaringBridge to mark 25 years of supporting people on health journey…

What to Say to Someone With Breast Cancer

Finding out someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be a shock. It’s normal to feel like a deer-in-the-headlights and stumble over the right ways to show support when someone is dealing wi…