Claire’s Lasting Impact

It has been almost 10 years since Claire’s Place Foundation was founded by Claire Wineland. Claire built this organization from the ground up at 13 years of age with passion, determination, love, and hope. We have committed ourselves to honoring Claire’s vision of creating a safe and supportive space for people & families affected by Cystic Fibrosis to find comfort within a community. Our Impact Video below recaps all we have done and how we continually return to Claire’s voice to ensure her legacy is exactly what she envisioned

Thank you for visiting our website!  Look around and see how you can take part in making an impact in supporting individuals and families living with CF and continue Claire’s mission for many more years to come.


Dear Claire:

Sweet Warrior Claire,

You led the charge.
We know our mission.

We will not wait to live.
We will live now.

We will not falter.
We will not stop.

We will continue your fight.
We will make a difference.

Your legacy lives.

Not even death can silence you.
The world is still listening.

We remain steadfast in our dedication to keep her foundation alive as a safe harbor for families living with CF. We will not falter, and with your help, we will not fail.


Laura McHolm, Chairman of the Board of Claire’s Place Foundation

Five Feet Apart and close to our heart

We sure do love Justin Baldoni!  Thank you Justin for shining such a huge spotlight on cystic fibrosis in your new, directorial debut “Five Feet Apart” starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.  Our late founder Claire Wineland was a paid consultant on the film, working to depict the life of people with cystic fibrosis in this realistic, heart felt film premiering on March 15, 2019.  Be sure to get your tickets and show your support!

Justin Baldoni, a star of the hit TV series “Jane the Virgin,” joins TODAY to talk about sitting in the director’s chair for his new teen romance movie, “Five Feet Apart.”

Click to watch Justin on the Today Show

See the inspiration for Stella’s hospital room in the movie Five Feet Apart    

The inspiration behind Stella Grant’s beautifully decorated hospital room in the movie Five Feet Apart was Claire Wineland’s passion.  Claire was all about creating safe and comfortable spaces in hospitals, mainly her own hospital room.  Watch the video below she created years ago showing her “Hospital Room Makeover Start to Fin” which inspired a new and exciting program here at Claire’s Place Foundation.

Claire’s vision for hospital rooms led to Claire’s Place Playrooms

We are thrilled to be working with our friends at Zappos for Good, bringing Claire’s Place Playrooms to hospitals across the country in the coming years! Our flagship playroom is at Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC, a wonderful community hospital that was in need of a playroom remodel. Next stop, Memorial Care Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach!