CaringBridge offers “free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.” The site is sponsored by donors, not advertising.
When he was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, a friend of mine set up a password-protected web page to let us know the latest updates on his treatment and diagnosis. I appreciated his doing this. He could easily set up his own site, but not everyone knows how to do that. CaringBridge lets people who are not as technically inclined set up their own site. Patients can upload photos, exchange messages with friends, etc. About 100,000 families have set up web sites through CaringBridge so far.