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Andy Grammer Gives Back to Claire’s Place Foundation

February 14, 2019

Andy Grammer has released “Don’t Give Up On Me,” his new song from the upcoming film Five Feet Apart.

The song was first heard in the trailer for the movie, which stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson as two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love, despite being advised to keep a safe distance from each other for the sake of their health. The film is directed by Justin Baldoni, an old pal of Andy’s.

“’Don’t Give Up On Me,’ although a very simple concept – is truly a very powerful one,” Andy says in a statement. “I have had many moments in my life where I wouldn’t give up on someone else, where I believed in them when they didn’t believe in themselves.”

He adds, “Hell I’ve had SUPER intense moments where I wouldn’t give up on myself. But the most powerful memories from my personal vantage point are the ones when someone wouldn’t give up on me.”

A portion of the proceeds from the song will go to Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit providing support for children and families affected by cystic fibrosis. The foundation was named after Claire Wineland, who inspired Baldoni to make the film.

Five Feet Apart hits theaters March 15.



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Hallmark Channel “Home and Family” Appearance

May 20, 2013

In honor of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month, we have been working hard to gain appearances and exposure through our media channels.  Well, we got lucky!! Claire received a call from a producer of the new Emmy nominated Lifestyle show on the Hallmark Channel called “Home and Family”.  She will be a guest on the show on Wednesday, May 22nd at 10am/9am central so be sure to TUNE IN or set your DVR!

This will be a perfect opportunity to share her message of hope and spread awareness about cystic fibrosis to millions of viewers.

We would love to hear your feedback after the show – you can post comments here

Claire on set with "Home & Family" Hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare

Claire on set with “Home & Family” Hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare



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“Flash Mob for Claire” wins an Emmy Award

August 13, 2012

Hi everyone ~

If you missed the special that Fox 11 News LA did last year on Claire, her mission and our flash mob, please take a second and watch it here:
Emmy Award Winning Fox 11 Special “Flash Mob for Claire”

Television and Media Emmy for “Best Medical Piece”

The story was done by a dear friend and supporter of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc, Producer Gerri Shaftel Constant and her team at Fox 11 News.  They tell the story of Claire’s journey with cystic fibrosis, surviving a near death experience and coming out of that with a mission imprinted in her mind…to help others living with cystic fibrosis.  This is the story of the why and how Claire’s Place Foundation began and the flash mob we did to kick it off.

We were so happy with the way it turned out.  Gerri and the entire news team put a lot of love and hard work into creating a sincere and touching story.  The integrity of the piece resonated throughout the media circles and culminated in an Emmy Award for “Best Medical Piece”!

What an honor to work with this team of dedicated individuals..they aim to bring uplifting, positive stories to the community and tell them with integrity and sincerity.

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in our flash mob and brought the magic to life!

Much love,

Melissa and Claire

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Everyday Health Heroes Episode

May 21, 2012

Hi everyone ~

Several months ago, we were lucky enough to meet Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca from Everyday Health TV.  They came out to Calabasas and helped us organize another flash mob for Claire’s Place Foundation and raising awareness for cystic fibrosis.

We had such a great time working with them and fell in love with Ethan and Jenna.  We hear Ethan is battling yet another phase of cancer.  Our hearts and prayers are with him!

They came back again in February to film our Day at the Beach Fundraiser.  We will get that episode up as soon as possible for those of you interested.

As always, thank you for your love and support!  We are working so hard to keep our foundation up and running,…we are committed and excited to help other families living with cystic fibrosis.

Our foundation and the services we hope to provide are only made possible by your generous donations.  Please keep us in mind and spread the word!

Lots of love,

Melissa and Claire