Award-Winning Authors Team with CaringBridge.org to Highlight Stories of Support and Advocacy

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Authors of “Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference” pair with CaringBridge to bring awareness to the organization’s work

Living Proof Authors Pair with CaringBridge.org

Living Proof Authors Pair with CaringBridge.org

Their storytelling advice will help empower our volunteers and advocates.

Authors of “Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference,” John Capecci and Tim Cage, have teamed with CaringBridge to promote the work of the nonprofit throughout the month of March.

“Living Proof,” selected as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012, is a step-by-step guide that teaches readers how to prepare and share their life stories to advocate for the causes that are important to them. The message of the book pairs well with the mission of CaringBridge, a nonprofit that enables families and friends to create free, personal and private websites to stay connected, share news and personal stories, and receive support during health events.

“During difficult times, it’s easy to feel alone,” said Capecci. “Using CaringBridge.org is a way to alleviate that loneliness, reminding people that they have care and support.” The nonprofit also encourages its users to share their stories of using CaringBridge, calling them “Amplifiers.” They recently launched an online resource, the Amplifier Hub, to support their advocates. “Users’ personal stories are particularly important in conveying the powerful experience of using CaringBridge,” said Cage.

By pairing with CaringBridge, the “Living Proof” authors hope to bring awareness to the site, which they see as a valuable resource for anyone going through a health crisis. Throughout March, the authors will contribute blog posts to help CaringBridge Amplifiers effectively tell advocacy stories and will promote the organization on their website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

The work of CaringBridge isn’t just something that resonates with the authors on a professional level. Capecci and Cage have used the services of the site, which makes them particularly dedicated to the organization’s message of support.

“We used CaringBridge.org to rally around John’s sister when she was battling ovarian cancer,” said Cage. “That’s when we discovered what a powerful and easy way it was for us to keep in touch and lend support. During a difficult time, those connections can make all the difference.”

Christine Mages, volunteer engagement manager at CaringBridge adds, “We’re grateful for John and Tim’s support of our mission. Their storytelling advice will help empower our volunteers and advocates to share their remarkable stories in a way that brings hope, strength and awareness of CaringBridge to others facing similar circumstances."

ABOUT CARINGBRIDGE.ORG
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways to care for each other during any type of health event, big or small, short term or long. The online space allows people to connect, share and receive support – like a caring social network. The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge eases communication and encourages love and support when it matters most. You can share as much or as little as you choose on your protected site and put your community of support in motion. CaringBridge is made possible thanks to the individuals and families who donate. For more information visit CaringBridge.org.

ABOUT LIVING PROOF
“Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference” ($21.95, softcover, 212 pages, 6"x9". ISBN 978-0-9838703-0-2 Granville Circle Press) is available at independent booksellers and major online bookstores. Read a sample at livingproofadvocacy.com. Authors John Capecci and Timothy Cage are communication professionals with offices in Minneapolis and New York.

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