Teen Choice Awards Honors Claire Wineland

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fox Teen Choice Awards 2015 honored Claire Wineland, founder of Claire's Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, for her fight for happiness despite disabilities. Claire was one of eight teens from across the country that were featured on the live show on Sunday, August 16th for their work to make positive change in the world.

Claire stepped on stage during Rachel Platten's hit song, "Fight Song." Along with the seven other teens her images were featured on the mega screen and Claire got to walk the event's "blue" carpet. "It was such an honor to be there, surrounded by some of the most influential voices in Hollywood," said Claire. "I realized that the other seven girls and I have the ability to inspire millions of people our age to go out and follow their passion. The girls and I made ever-lasting friendships and I am constantly reminded at events such as this one that I am so lucky to be a part of a global shift in awareness for young people."

To join Claire in her fight to help children with cystic fibrosis the foundation is hosting an art and wine tasting event, Amaris Art Show and Wine Tasting Soiree, in Los Angeles's Fashion District on August 22nd. The event's featured vineyard is Old Oak Cellars, a beautiful and eco-conscious vineyard located in Pasadena, California. Marani Ultra-Premium Vodka Spirit will create and serve a special "Claire's Place Foundation" cocktail in the cystic fibrosis awareness color purple. And, in addition to the open bar and cuisine, the night will include live music by Nobresil, winner of the 2015 Jazz Ed Magazine Award as Best World Music album, Comedian Peter the Persian, complimentary beauty services by beGlammed, amazing auction and raffle items as well as giveaway goodie bags! All proceeds will benefit Claire's Place Foundation and Miller Children's and Women's Hospital in Long Beach. To purchase tickets, make a donation and view all of the amazing sponsors and contributors please visit the event page.

Recently, Claire's story has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Cosmo, ABC News, and Huffington Post. In early September, Inside Edition will feature an interview with Claire about her experience being in a coma.

The foundation has been blessed to help many families with their Extended Hospital Stay Grants. If you know a family raising a child with cystic fibrosis and needs a helping hand please reach out.

About Claire's Place Foundation, Inc.

Claire's Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 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, now a teenager, who has been living with CF her entire life. The foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. A young author of bestseller "Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis," Claire's unique inspirational model for people living with this disease has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, Southbay Magazine's "Top 10 South Bay Teen", Looking Beyond LA's "Soaring Spirit Award," and winner of Los Angeles Business Journal's "Small Nonprofit of the Year." She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, People, and Ladies' Home Journal. Claire's Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back with hope, strength, and joy and make meaning of what she has had to go through. For more information and make a donation, please visit www.clairesplacefoundation.org.

CONTACT: Claire's Place Foundation: Melissa Nordquist 1 855-LOVE CPF (855-568-3273)Source: Claire'sPlace Foundation, Inc.