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Introducing our Work Proudly Program

February 15, 2021

Inspired by Claire Wineland and her pursuit as a young adult with CF trying to find a creative way to support herself financially while managing all of her extensive medical needs.

Thank you to the CF Foundation for your Impact Grant awarded to our program. We are so excited to begin working to help our CF community become more fully self supporting.

Find out more about our program here: Work Proudly Program

Earline, single mother of 6 and our first participant in our Work Proudly Program
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Share some love with the African American CF Community

February 15, 2021
This Valentine’s Day we are so excited to share a Q&A with a very special guest, Mr Terry Wright. Terry is a fellow CF’er and Founder of the National Organization of African Americans with CF.
The mission of NOAACF is to engage, educate, and raise CF awareness in the African American community.
This community makes up only 5% of the total CF population globally and needs our support.
Terry has lived an incredible and impactful life! He is the recipient of a 2020 Impact Grant from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation as well as the 2020 Jacoby Angel Award, the highest award of the CF Roundtable, which is produced by the US Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association (USACFA).
Terry likes to plant seeds of life, love, and hope to help bring change for the better for cystic fibrosis patients, their families, and caretakers. He is an Arkansas dual certified Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. He was elected the 2016 Pulaski County Master Gardner of the Year award winner and a finalist for the 2017 Arkansas Master Gardener of the Year. He completed the standard curriculum in Permaculture Design in 2018. He has also been honored to formerly serve on the North Little Rock Green Committee and Commission on Environmental Efficiency. He has an impressive 38-plus year career as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (CPFT)
TUNE in at 2pm PT on Valentine’s Day to our Instagram IGTV channel and show him some LOVE in the comments! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and visit their website to get involved and see all the good work they are up to.
**If you can’t make it at that time, the video will be shared on Facebook and our YouTube channel at a later date. <3
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Meet Keith ~ A Work Proudly Program Participant

January 27, 2021

It was a dream of Claire’s to be able to empower people with chronic illness, and reframe the way that society views them. Our new Work Proudly Program does exactly that by assisting CF’ers like Keith on their journey to becoming independent and consistently employed. It is not easy to keep a job or develop your career when you are constantly on the move from medical appointments and keeping up with treatments, but we are thrilled to see our program working for our extraordinary participants! Go Keith! Learn more about our program on our website!

Keith enjoying life in the great outdoors
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Introducing Self Care Sundays

January 12, 2021

Claire’s Place Foundation has been busy formulating a new program for our supporters, to thank you for your dedication to Claire’s legacy and mission. As we start a new year, we hope the Instagram Stories series we are calling “Self Care Sundays,” helps you turn the page and nourishes your mind, appetite and skillset.

Each Sunday this month we will feature a different lesson hosted by leading experts on Claire’s Place Foundation’s Instagram. From workouts, art, mindfulness, cooking and more, the series aims to give you a thoughtful end to your weekend and a positive start to your week.

We launched the Self Care Sundays Instagram Live sessions at the onset of 2021 and they have been extremely successful. Mark your calendars for our next three!

Tune in to Claire’s Place Foundation’s Instagram and Facebook channels for all the details and added sessions. All of the Instagram videos will be saved in “Highlights ~ Self Care Sunday” and on our website if you want to revisit them in the future or share with friends & family.

We love you and are so grateful for your support in 2020. Let’s make 2021 a strong year by remembering to take care of ourselves and make positive changes.

Find out more about our contributors:

Ashley Azevedo: @Ashley_Azevedo

Maribeth McFaul: @Maribeth_McFaul

Bailey Vantassel: @bailey_vantassel

Amy Budden: @connectthemind

Katie Chin: @chefkatiechin

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Save the Date

November 14, 2020

GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity – to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
Support Claire’s Place this GivingTuesday and help us continue to care for the Cystic Fibrosis community.
This year, every donation up to $20,000 will be matched 100%

A very special THANK YOU to our donors that helped us build our $20,000 Match Fund: Chris & Mabel Bland, Brittany Weinstein, NorthStar Moving Company, Hermosa Cyclery, Dave Gersholowitz, Irwin & Deb Feinberg, Shreeyak Sajjan and Marj Fariss

“Live a life you are proud of”
Secure your custom, limited edition Claire Quote Pin Set by being one of the first 10 people to donate $100 to our GivingTuesday Match Campaign