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Seventeen Magazine Names Claire Wineland “Power Teen”

Founder of Claire’s Place Foundation honored by Seventeen Magazine as one of 17 teens changing the world

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), is proud to announce that its 18-year-old founder, Claire Wineland, has been named one of Seventeen Magazine’s “Power Teens” of 2016. Claire is one of just 17 teens featured in the March issue for making a real difference in the world, right now.

The editors of Seventeen Magazine feature Claire as “The LifeSaver.” The article highlights, The Clarity Project, her vehicle for connecting with other young CF patients, bringing them support and some needed humor to hospital stays. They also note her founding of Claire’s Place Foundation at a very young age of 13 and her fight for happiness despite disabilities.

“For years now media has focused on the vapid and self centered side of young women. It’s time for a change,” said Claire. “Our values as a society are shifting and this generation of young women are steering the ship. There are so many incredible women out there who are finally getting a chance to show off the good they do for the world, and I am so honored to be considered along side them.”

The March issue of Seventeen Magazine featuring the “17 Power Teens” is on stands now.

About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.

Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with CF her entire life. The foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. A young author of bestseller “Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis,” Claire’s unique inspirational model for people living with this disease has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including Seventeen Magazine’s “17 Power Teens” of 2016, Fox Teen Choice Awards 2015, Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, Southbay Magazine’s “Top 10 South Bay Teen”, Looking Beyond LA’s “Soaring Spirit Award,” and winner of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year.” She has been featured on Inside Edition, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, People, Ladies’ Home Journal and more. Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back with hope, strength, and joy and make meaning of what she has had to go through. For more information and make a donation, please visit www.clairesplacefoundation.org.

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