“Claire taught us to not run from the terrifying parts of life and to live a life that you are proud of,” said Co-Director Nick Reed.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 28, 2019
Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), is proud to announce the September 2, 2019 release date of the documentary CLAIRE exclusively on YouTube. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Reed and Ryan Azevedo and Produced by Paul Foley, the film tells the story of Claire’s Place Foundation Founder Claire Wineland through interviews and footage, exploring her fight with CF and how she has inspired millions to find purpose and to live proudly.
The film is being released on the one year anniversary of Claire’s passing. At 21 years old Claire had over 35 surgeries and spent thousands of hours in the hospital, but that is not what defined her. Claire was an activist, speaker, philanthropist and author. She committed her life to traveling the world and speaking about her experience, from the beautiful and humorous, to the painful parts of her life. She inspired all who followed her journey and broke down barriers for those who live every day with a chronic illness.
“Claire taught us to not run from the terrifying parts of life and to live a life that you are proud of,” said Co-Director Nick Reed. “Claire is our angel warrior, she opens us up to a more fulfilling life.”
"I'm a much better person because of Claire,” said Co-Director Ryan Azevedo. “I think everyone that worked on the film is a better person because of Claire. That's the effect she has on people. Claire made more of an impact in 21 years than most people ever will."
Prior to the release on YouTube, the film will be playing at the Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles at 12:30 pm on August 28th and August 30th.
“My daughter Claire turned down many filmmakers before accepting the opportunity with Nick and Ryan,” said Claire’s Place Foundation Executive Director Melissa Yeager. “The difference was they were willing to do it the way Claire wanted. Since her passing last September, Nick and Ryan have been driven and passionate about completing the film the way Claire envisioned it. They have done an incredible job in encapsulating Claire’s mission to share with the world. We are so grateful to have this film to carry on Claire’s work and legacy.”
Watch the new YouTube Original film on Claire Wineland’s YouTube channel starting September 2nd and donate to Claire’s Place Foundation via the donate button. View the trailer here and post your messages of support with the hashtag #FightLikeClaire.
About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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 who lived with CF her entire life and passed away at the age of 21. Claire was an activist, author, TEDx Speaker, social media star and received numerous awards. Claire’s foundation was a way for her to assure that others living with CF enjoyed the same hope, strength and joy that she enjoyed. Recipient of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year,” the foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. Today, Claire’s Place Foundation continues to carry on Claire’s legacy. For more information and make a donation, please visit http://www.clairesplacefoundation.org.