Minnesota-based nonprofit CaringBridge is enhancing its service to meet the changing needs of those who use it. CaringBridge provides free websites to help family and friends connect during a serious health challenge, care and recovery. More than 9.5 million people have registered to use CaringBridge since its inception in 1997.

Through CaringBridge, families can easily update those who care with one accurate message. Family and friends offer support by visiting the site to read journal entries, view photos and leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.

"We are committed to bringing hope, healing and connection to everyone facing a health challenge," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. "These enhancements ensure that our growing audience of mobile users have a good experience connecting with their family and friends on CaringBridge."

Recent service enhancements include:
A mobile website for a streamlined experience from any web-enabled smartphone (m.caringbridge.org).
A free iPhone app so authors can update their journal and visitors can leave messages in the guestbook while on-the-go.
The ability to be notified via text message when a CaringBridge journal is updated.
Facebook Connect so authors can easily notify their Facebook friends when they have a new journal entry to share.

For more information visit www.CaringBridge.org/newfeatures.

About CaringBridge
CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization established for charitable purposes, offering free websites that allow connecting family and friends to share and exchange information, support and love over the time of a significant health event, care and recovery. Their mission is to gather a worldwide community of care, amplified by the love of family and friends, in an straightforward, accessible and private way (source: www.CaringBridge.org).