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Glamour Magazine Names Claire Wineland 2018 College Women of the Year Grand Prize Winner

Founder of Claire’s Place Foundation honored by Glamour Magazine as one of 10 women who will save the world

/EIN News/ -- Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), is proud to announce that its 21-year-old founder, Claire Wineland, has been named the grand prize winner of Glamour Magazine’s 2018 College Women of the Year.


For over six decades Glamour has been honoring students making a difference on their campuses and beyond. Honorees have gone on to become renowned businesswomen, such as Martha Stewart, athletes, elected officials and more. 


Claire is one of just 10 young women featured in the June/July issue for making a difference in the world. The editors of Glamour Magazine feature Claire’s near-death experience after a routine surgery, the founding of Claire’s Place Foundation at the young age of 13, aiding more than 100 people with CF to date and how she challenges stereotypes about terminal illness via YouTube and other channels.


“Everything I’m proud of comes from some of the darkest things in my life,” Claire says. “My purpose is to help more people feel comfortable with their pain and realize that they have a lot of power and a lot to give regardless of whether their life seems normal or not.”


The June/July print issue of Glamour Magazine featuring the 2018 College Women of the Year is on stands now.


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 who has been living with CF her entire life. The foundation provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. Claire’s unique inspirational model for people living with this disease has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including: Glamour Magazine’s 2018 “College Women of the Year” grand prize winner; Seventeen Magazine’s “17 Power Teens” of 2016; Fox Teen Choice Awards 2015; Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes and winner of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year.” She has been featured on CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, Huffington Post, CW, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, People 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


Carrie N Callahan
Claire's Place Foundation

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