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

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

How to Gently Explain Cancer to a Child

Explaining a loved one’s cancer diagnosis to a child can be challenging. What do you say? How do you answer their questions? To help you with these questions, we asked an expert on the topic to offe…

How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer

If you are diagnosed with cancer, it can feel stressful and daunting trying to find the words to say, especially to those who are closest to you.  During this time it’s important to remember th…