Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Inspires on Sept. 10th Episode of ABC's 'Everyday Health' Series

Tomorrow, Los Angeles 14 year old Claire Wineland, who has been living with cystic fibrosis all of her life, is featured on the second episode of the new television series Everyday Health, September 10th, 2011 at 10 a.m. PST on ABC.
By: Virginia Scripps
Sept. 9, 2011 - PRLog -- Tomorrow, Los Angeles 14 year old Claire Wineland, who has been living with cystic fibrosis all of her life, is featured on the second episode of the new television series Everyday Health, September 10th, 2011 at 10 a.m. PST on ABC. The series profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier, happier lives. This week, hosts Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca meet Claire, the inspirational teenager with 6,537 Facebook fans, who is determined to use the power of dance to raise awareness about the disease that is threatening her life.

In 2010, after narrowly surviving a deadly septic coma, Claire founded Claire’s Place Foundation, which offers C.F. patients dream trip assistance and/or extended ICU stay financial assistance for weeks-long and sometimes months-long hospital visits CF patients experience.

“I’m very excited about making a difference for other children and teens by sharing my experience, strength and hope with them,” Claire explains. “I continue to suffer many setbacks but I’ve learned that a positive attitude is the key to living a fulfilling life – despite living with such a horrible disease.”

Televised flash mobs, two thousands-strong, in Santa Monica, Calif., including one for ABC’s Everyday Health, plus a social network promoted ‘dream trip’ to Sitka, Alaska are among the Claire’s Place Foundation’s first projects.

Each week, Everyday Health profiles people who are either facing a health crisis or are close to someone facing a life-altering health event, and they are not wasting time helping others in a similar situation. Each program addresses a medical condition, sometimes includes a celebrity guest, and always provides a surprise reveal for the person profiled.

Hosted by a trio of health ambassadors--Laila Ali, a world-class, elite athlete; Ethan Zohn, a former professional soccer player and humanitarian; and Jenna Morasca, champion of Survivor: The Amazon.

Original content from each 30 minute episode will be available at EverydayHealth.com/TV, including in-depth coverage of the medical conditions addressed in each episode, expert interviews, video, images and resources to get involved with any of the not-for-profit organizations profiled. Everyday Health is a 30-minute, weekly program that aims to inspire its audience as it educates. Episodes will profile various organizations and medical conditions, including:

Life Rolls On, Spinal Cord Injuries
Claire’s Place Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis
The Sparkle Effect, General Disabilities
Katie’s Krops, Healthy Nutrition
Girl Talk, Bullying
Tanner’s Tote, Cancer
Overcoming Disabilities with Canine Assistants, General Disabilities
Childhood Obesity, Obesity

The Granville Gang, Diabetes

Unified Theater, Childhood Disabilities
Amanda’s Healing Hearts, Children’s Cardiatric
Living With Psoriasis, Psoriasis
Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Breast Cancer
Eryn’s Healing Hearts, Sickle Cell Anemia
Dare2Tri, Amputees
Lupus Foundation of America, Lupus
Prince and Princess Beauty Pageant, Cancer
The Miracle Project, Autism
The Children’s Kidney Foundation, Kidney Failure
First Descents, Cancer

Trium Entertainment’s founder Mark Koops, the creator and executive producer of the hit television series The Biggest Loser, is the executive producer of the Everyday Health TV series. Everyday Health, Inc. co-founders, Ben Wolin, CEO, and Mike Keriakos, President, are co-producing. The show is distributed by Litton Entertainment.

About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc

Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis.Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life.

Claire and her parents want other families to experience the benefit from the kind of support that they received and continue to get; hence, this is the motivation for the foundation. Claire’s experiences have catapulted her into a position of being a spokesperson and an inspirational model for people living with this disease. She has documented and created videos on how to enjoy life with CF and live life to the fullest. Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back and make meaning of what she has had to go through; the foundation is her way to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

About Everyday Health, Inc.

Attracting 28 million monthly unique visitors (source: comScore), Everyday Health, Inc. is the largest provider of online health solutions. The company offers consumers, healthcare professionals and marketers with content and advertising-based services. Its broad portfolio of websites and mobile applications span the health spectrum–from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health offers the tools, community, and expert advice people need to live healthier lives, every day. Everyday Health, the television series, is brought to you by EverydayHealth.com. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent distributor in the television industry has been creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Programs include Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna's Into the Wild, Storm Stories, and Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Litton also operates Litton NewsSource which distributes Consumer Reports Television. For more information, visit www.litton.tv.

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