I'm competing in a sprint triathlon on August 12, one week before my birthday, and raising funds for CaringBridge.
To mark my 29th birthday, I want to raise $290 for CaringBridge. I chose CaringBridge among many nonprofits I support because I get to see its impact every day at work.
As a friend, I've experienced the relief of reading someone's CaringBridge site and getting a notification when they've added an update, so I know exactly what's going on, without having to bother them or wonder how they're doing.
As a writer, I understand the power of putting my experience into words and how that can help me process emotions and deal with difficult situations.
And then, because I work at CaringBridge, I have the very humbling experience of knowing just how many families have benefitted, and reading some of the many touching stories. CaringBridge is there for all types of health situations, and whether people use it for a short time or a long time (years, even), it's hopefully made their life easier.