LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
WHAT: Claire's Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, is proud to announce their second annual "Glow Ride" fundraiser. The short 3.4 mile ride will make a big scene on the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Piers and make an even bigger impact on families with cystic fibrosis struggling to make ends meet while dealing with extended hospital stays.
19-year-old Claire's Place Foundation Founder Claire Wineland created the foundation to provide emotional and financial support to families with children that have cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire, who lives with CF, began her work following a life-threatening experience in the hospital at age 13, when an infection following a minor surgery spread throughout her body, sending her into complete lung failure. She was placed in the intensive care unit in a medically induced coma for several weeks and given a 1% chance of surviving. She defied all the odds and after regaining her strength months later, decided to help other families living with CF. She credits her recovery to the love and support she received and wanted to offer the same to others.
Claire and her supporters, including Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni and Hermosa Beach Mayor Hany Fangary,will be passing out glow sticks, glasses, bracelets, and the works to all the participants at the event so we can really brighten the lives of those that struggle with this disease each and every day.
"So many things about Claire's Place Foundation are special," said Steve Collins of Hermosa Cyclery. "Among my favorite are the people who run it, how close you are to the people you help, and that they help kids who should be our highest priority."
Tickets are $40 and include all the glow in the dark goodies needed to decorate bikes, skateboards, etc., as well as a custom glow in the dark event t-shirt.
Not in the area? You can still support the event by making a donation, start your own fundraising team and order a custom "Glow Ride for CF" glow in the dark event t-shirt! All details can be found here.
All ages are welcome!
WHERE: Start: Hermosa Beach Pier, Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA
WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. (Ride starts at 7:30 p.m.)
WHO: 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 Seventeen Magazine's "17 Power Teens" of 2016, Fox Teen Choice Awards 2015, 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 Inside Edition, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, People, Ladies' Home Journal and more. 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: Carrie Callahan firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Claire's Place