Bo’s Place, the local non-profit bereavement center that offers grief support services for families, celebrated 30 years this month at its annual Hearts of Hope Luncheon. With over 800 attendees, the sold-out Feb 13 event at the Westin Galleria featured special guest speaker Bode Miller, the second-most decorated Winter Olympic athlete in U.S. history—a World Championship gold medalist, two-time World Cup Champion, and six-time Olympic medalist.
Miller shared his own story of grief and tragedy in an exclusive interview with event emcee Lisa Malosky. The devastating loss of his 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier, greatly impacted both Miller and his family, and his touching words of hope touched guests' hearts.
Susan and Charlie Neuhaus and Kate and Logan Walters chaired the luncheon while and Giggy and Matt Thanheiser and Paul and Rusty Walter served as honorary chairs. Lindy Neuhaus—mother of the late Bo Neuhaus, the organization’s namesake—introduced the Upton family as this year's Robin Bush Award Honorees. Wade Upton took the stage to express how vital Bo’s Place programs are to those grieving the death of a family member.
With the event taking place around President's Day, the festivities carried a patriotic theme—H-E-B donated inspired centerpieces, and guests took home plush puppies adorned in red, white, and blue bows.