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What We’re All About

What We're All About

From the start, CaringBridge has sought to be a caring social network that spreads the impact of love, hope and compassion throughout the world. That idea is so important to us, in fact, that we’ve made it our mission.

Caring at the Core

The concept that fuels CaringBridge today got its start in 1997, when I got a call from a couple of friends who had had a premature baby. They wanted to share the news with friends and family, but they were exhausted. Could I call people and let them know what was going on? I promised to help, but instead of making many lengthy phone calls, I set up a website so everyone who cared could stay updated on baby Brighid’s situation. As the community responded with message of care, the site quickly became a source of strength and support for Brighid’s parents.

A few years later, I established CaringBridge as a nonprofit. Thanks to those who donate, we’re able to offer sites to thousands of people at no cost. CaringBridge is easy to use, private, free of advertising, and available to anyone, anywhere when it matters most.

An Invigorated Caring Environment

Recently we made several enhancements and additions to our Sites, including:

The aim of all these changes, of course, is to provide better, more empowered communities for caring and sharing. We hope you like the look of the new CaringBridge Site experience. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: We remained committed as ever to our mission to “amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.”

See What We Are All About

Check out our homepage to see all of our new features and understand why amplifying love, hope and compassion is what we do.

About the Author:

Sona Mehring is the founder and chief ambassador of CaringBridge, the nonprofit organization created in 1997 so people experiencing a health journey can rally their community during a time of need. People invite close family and friends to read about their journey through their own personal CaringBridge website. In return, family and friends can show their love and support by posting encouraging messages. Follow Sona on Twitter – @gogosona.


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