The Bougainvilla House, a new residential facility that offers emotional and financial support to the families of terminally ill children, hosted an exclusive “Saturday Night Fever” themed event to celebrate the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and Grand Marshal Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees at the historic Needham Estate on the New River on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Hosted by The Bougainvilla House Board of Directors and President & CEO Janet Davis, guests enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, champagne and live entertainment as they watched the parade of boats adorned with holiday lights and décor. Bee Gees frontman Barry Gibb was aboard the lead Grand Marshal Showboat with WSVN Channel 7.

The Bougainvilla House recently blossomed from the Fort Lauderdale-based HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., a well-known and respected organization that has served the people of Broward, Dade and Monroe counties for more than 30 years. Continuing the mission to provide care to those in need, The Bougainvilla House will offer transportation, accommodations, meals, bereavement counselors, and therapists to all guests, regardless of their ability to pay.

Scheduled to break ground in fall 2012, 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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