To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.
“In 1997, good friends of mine had a premature baby, and they asked me to let everyone know what was happening. Instead of making dozens of emotional and time-consuming phone calls, I decided to create a website. The same night their baby Brighid was born, so was the idea that became CaringBridge.”
Sona Mehring, CaringBridge Founder
A Powerful Connection Point
That inaugural CaringBridge website allowed people to easily get updates and offer support and encouragement. Word spread, and others began to request their own CaringBridge websites.
In 2002, CaringBridge became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the USA, with all data hosted in the USA, providing support when it’s needed most.
Our reach has grown: Since 1997, more than 740,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. One in thirteen people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge to rally support for a loved one during a health journey, and our reach extends to 235 countries and territories around the world.