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Claire’s Place Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

October 23, 2019

Claire’s Place Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
Los Angeles, CA, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, welcomes Richard K. Mathis, M.D. and Interior Design Firm Owner Rozalynn Woods to the organization’s board of directors.

“Dr. Mathis was a long-term caregiver and close friend to my dear daughter Claire and our entire family. He is deeply committed to the goals of enriching the lives of individuals with cystic fibrosis,” said Claire’s Place Foundation Co-Founder & Executive Director Melissa Yeager. “Rozalynn Woods has personal experience with cystic fibrosis in her family and has been instrumental in creating the designs for Claire’s Place Hospital Playrooms. Their professional and personal experiences with cystic fibrosis are a huge asset to the foundation. As extremely kindhearted individuals, Dr. Mathis and Ms. Woods have already contributed so much to the foundation. We are absolutely thrilled to have them both join our board of directors.”

Owner of Rozalynn Woods Interior Design, Woods’ designs have received extensive media coverage, including California Homes, Metropolitan Home, Pasadena Magazine and HGTV. She was recently awarded “Best Interior Designer” by Pasadena Weekly. “Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has become a personal experience for my family,” said Woods. “My nephew has cystic fibrosis and we have fought the fight alongside him. Having witnessed the devastation it causes, I feel compelled to help create awareness and raise money to fight this disease. Claire’s Place Foundation is the perfect avenue for me to do so.”

Dr. Mathis began working with patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) early in his career, caring for a full age range of patients with CF for over forty years in multiple hospitals nationwide. Within his practice he has developed novel approaches specific to CF nutrition and has participated in the consensus development of nutrition guidelines for CF at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “I am deeply committed to the goals of enriching lives of individuals with cystic fibrosis,” said Dr. Mathis. “I have a great understanding of both the emotional and physical factors in this condition. The rewards of being elected to Claire’s Place Foundation’s board are many: an opportunity to give back; to share my knowledge with a wider CF community; to continue to honor Claire’s passion with efforts that represent my love for her; and to promote and help achieve triumph over this complex condition.”

The Claire’s Place Foundation board also re-elected NorthStar Moving Company Co-Founder Laura McHolm as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for another term. Claire’s Place Foundation Co-Founder & Executive Director Melissa Yeager, mother to Claire’s Place Foundation’s late founder Claire Wineland, was elected as a board member to represent the family on the board. McHolm and Yeager join Trish Dixon, Kathie David, Irwin Feinberg and David Gersholowitz in welcoming Dr. Richard Mathis and Rozalynn Woods to the board.

Irwin Feinberg, Patricia Dixon, Rozalynn Woods, Melissa Yeager, Laura McHolm,
Kathie Vang David and Dr Richard Mathis *David Gersholowitz not pictured

About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.

Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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 who lived with CF her entire life and passed away at the age of 21. Claire was an activist, author, TEDx Speaker, social media star, inspiration for the film Five Feet Apart and received numerous awards. Claire’s foundation was a way for her to assure that others living with CF enjoyed the same hope, strength and joy that she enjoyed. Recipient of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year,” the foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. Today, Claire’s Place Foundation continues to carry on Claire’s legacy. For more information and make a donation, please visit www.clairesplacefoundation.org.

Carrie N Callahan
Claire’s Place Foundation
6174134589
carrie@nashcallahan.com

Families we have assisted

Meet Aiden – Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

September 5, 2019

Last year alone, Aiden spent just over 100 days in the hospital due to Cystic Fibrosis. This disease is an endeavor that involves the entire family and sometimes an entire community to manage.

Aiden and his family were referred to us by their CF Center Social Worker at a time when they were barely holding on, even though both parents were juggling full time jobs and caring for 2 other children all while trying to spend as much time with Aiden during his hospitalizations.

Claire Wineland founded this organization because she saw a huge gap in care for families just like this, families who are working hard and doing everything they can possibly do but are still coming up short on monthly bills coupled with extensive hospital fees, especially during long hospital stays.

Aiden’s father writes “We are very grateful to everyone at Claire’s Place Foundation who understand what families with CF kids go through. It’s great to see that there is support for us and that helps us come closer together as a family. Very proud of Claire for providing happiness! We send many blessings your way

Thank you all for supporting this important program!

Blog & Events

CLAIRE YouTube Documentary

September 2, 2019

We are proud to announce the release of the documentary CLAIRE exclusively on YouTube. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Reed and Ryan Azevedo and Produced by Paul Foley, the film tells the story of Claire’s Place Foundation Founder Claire Wineland through interviews and footage, exploring her fight with CF and how she has inspired millions to find purpose and to live proudly.

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5th Annual Glow Ride for CF

August 7, 2019

Calling all Claire’s Place Foundation Supporters!

GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE, let’s keep the Claire’s Glow Going!

Please join us for our 5th annual Glow Ride for Cystic Fibrosis on September 7, 2019. You can join us locally in Hermosa Beach, CA or for the first time ever you can join virtually. As a virtual rider, we are asking that everyone who participates helps us raise just $40 to support our Extended Hospital Stay Grant Program.

How do you do that you ask? It’s super easy! Follow the directions HERE and start your own virtual team today free of charge or register to join us in Hermosa Beach, CA. Each registered rider joining us in Hermosa Beach will receive a custom glow in the dark event tee with their $40 registration fee. And, each virtual team leader that raises just $40 will win a tee as a thank you gift – the tee’s will be shipped the last week of August so be sure to get your page up NOW!