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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

Blog & Events, Celebrity Friends, Video

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

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Actress Patricia Hastie Supports Claire’s Place Foundation

May 1, 2012

Claire and Patricia HastiePatricia Hastie, our new BFF, plays George Clooney’s wife in the Academy Award winning movie The Descendants.  To prepare for her role, she actually researched video and photo footage of people that had actually been in a coma and WOW, she did such a great job!  When researching for this role, she was introduced to Claire’s story and was moved by her experience.

Recently, we had the great opportunity of meeting her and making this beautiful video.  You can really see her heart shining through as she makes a plea for support!

Thank you Patricia for your generous and loving spirit ~

Melissa and Claire

Youtube Video: Patricia Hastie Supports Claire\’s Place Foundation


Blog & Events, Celebrity Friends

We will be on Everyday Health TV on Saturday, April 28th

April 26, 2012

Hi everyone ~

Some of you may remember that  Everyday Health TV did a show on our foundation featuring a flash mob with Ethan Zohn!  Well, they are running another brief follow up episode on us due to air this Saturday, April 28th on your local ABC station!  Click here to see a preview of the episode that will feature 3 Health Heroes including Claire Wineland.  Watch Everyday Health TV

Please check you guide or if you are in the Los Angeles area, tune in to KABC at 11:00am for Everday Health Heroes!

As always, thanks so much for you continued support!


Melissa and Claire


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Register Here for our upcoming fundraiser “A Day at the Beach” on February 11, 2012

February 1, 2012


Hi everyone!  We have an exciting fundraiser coming up on February 11, 2012 in Santa Monica, CA.

Visit our Eventbrite page to register and get all the details:

A Day at the Beach Registration Page

Here’s a fun video with True Blood’s werewolf, Joe Manganiello and another video with Chad Lowe:

Joe Manganiello and Claire Wineland telling us all we need to know about A Day at the Beach fundraiser for Claire\’s Place Foundation

Video – Chad Lowe showing his support for Claire’s Place Foundation

Hope to see you all there!