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June 06, 2012
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Supporting Children Living with Cystic Fibrosis
Claire Wineland, our foundations namesake, is a 15 year old girl who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life. She is inspired, passionate, and very excited about making a difference for other children and teens by sharing her experience, strength and hope with them. Claire has recently suffered many setbacks but maintains a positive attitude and believes this is the key to living a fulfilling life - despite being burdened with such a deadly disease.
In honor of Claire's experience and enthusiasm for life, we created Claire's Place Foundation, Inc., a charity committed to providing heartfelt help to families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Our mission is to heighten public awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and improve the quality of life for the families it affects by providing education, life skills, inspiration, and positive support.
Claire’s Place Foundation has been featured in many media stories. http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/lessons-from-claire-20101124
Claire has also participated as a speaker at TEDx La Jolla talking about her mission to help others and enjoying every minute of the life she has been given! You can see her talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-NSsMIUMHI
Claire’s Place Foundation is currently working hard to raise funds that will develop and support our three main programs for 2012. You can find out more about them by visiting our website www.clairesplacefoundation.org.