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Amanda Jane Cooper and Carrie Manolakos bringing Oz to the Clairity Ball

June 1, 2019

Please join us for our First Annual Clairity Ball, an evening by the sea, celebrating the life and legacy of our late founder Claire Wineland. All proceeds will benefit families and individuals living with cystic fibrosis.

Photo Credit: Caitlin McNaney

Help us welcome two very special guests, Amanda Jane Cooper and Carrie Manolakos

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Jane Cooper, who starred as Broadway’s 15th Anniversary Glinda in Wicked and Carrie Manolakos who starred as Elphaba in Wicked will be bringing Oz to the Clairity Ball by singing the meaningful song “For Good”. Prior to her 17-month run on Broadway in NYC, Amanda also toured as Glinda nationally from 2015-2017 and in 2011. You’ve seen her on some of your favorite TV shows like Glee, Jessie on Disney, CSI, Bones, Selfie and on NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween this past October alongside Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Mendel as they all celebrated and sang for the 15th Anniversary special.

Carrie is a singer-songwriter and actress, she is perhaps best known for her stage work, on Broadway in Mamma Mia! as Sophie Sheridan, and on the second national tour of Wicked as Elphaba. She became an internet sensation after her cover of “Creep” by Radiohead went viral after it was picked up by Gawker, under the title “Eargasm“.

You can follow Carrie at @carriemanolakos and Amanda at @amandajanecoop

A very special THANK YOU to our dear friend Alice Issac for making this possible.

Held across from the beach at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, June 29th, this special evening will include passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and silent auction under a twinkle lit tree, celebrity guests, a sit down plated dinner, performances, awards and of course, lots of dancing. The evening will be anything but dull, in true Claire fashion.

We are thrilled to honor a few members of our extended family and community who have gone “above and beyond” in carrying Claire’s light and her legacy forward.

Justin Baldoni for his incredible work raising awareness for cystic fibrosis on a global level through his hugely successful directorial debut, Five Feet Apart.

Zappos for Good for their unending support of Claire both personally and professionally through Claire’s Place Playrooms and an upcoming project that we are so excited to share with all of you.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in acknowledgement of all of their scientific advances, as well as the wonderful programs and support they provide to our community on a daily basis.

Cole & Sanja Hatter of THRIVE: Make Money Matter for their continued support in sharing the message of Claire’s Place Foundation and for their incredible fundraising done since meeting Claire in 2016.

To find out more about our event and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the tab here on our site “Clairity Ball”

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