On Friday October 21st, The Bougainvilla House in Ft. Lauderdale hosted an exclusive kick-off celebration with celebrity guests Penelope Ann Miller, Dennis Haysbert and Beau Bridges. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d ’oeuvres and live entertainment to celebrate the launch of this special organization.
The new residential facility offers emotional and financial support to the families of terminally ill children. Scheduled to break ground in spring 2012, The Bougainvilla House will provide transportation, accommodations, meals, bereavement counselors, and therapists to all guests. The six million dollar British West Indies style House, designed by Ft. Lauderdale architect Bill Storrs, will feature pet-friendly in-suite rooms, private family rooms, indoor dining and outdoor dining on wide covered verandas overlooking beautiful gardens, a chapel, counseling rooms, the Sun Room, and tropical gardens with gazebos, meditation areas, and walkways paved with remembrance bricks.
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Gisselle Reid and Rachel Slaw
Rick and Rita Case of Rick Case Automotive Group
Katia and Tom Bates
Doug Russell and Janet Davis, President & CEO of The Bougainvilla House, with actors Penelope Ann Miller and Dennis Haysbert
Samantha Peck, Head Nursing Director of Pediatrics for Heartland Hospice(formerly HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.) Amy Betz, Actress Penelope Ann Miller and Emily Betz
Janet Davis, President & CEO of The Bougainvilla House; actor Penelope Ann Miller; and goddaughter of Janet Davis, Brittany Knowlton
Sean and Viviana Dunn of J.R. Dunn Jewelers
Belinda and John Ulbrich
Actor Beau Bridges and Janet Davis, President & CEO of The Bougainvilla House
Barry Smith and Betsy Cameron
: Don Eachus; Gerry Weber, Chair of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival with wife Lucy
: Actor Dennis Haysbert with Valerie Zucker, CEO & Founder of Zucker Public Relations and husband Michael Buckstein
Sharron Navarro, Silvia Mansons and Carol Harrison