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Hearts and hope

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Charlie and Susan Neuhaus, Bode Miller, executive director Mary Beth Staine, and Kate and Logan Walters

Charlie and Susan Neuhaus, Bode Miller, Mary Beth Staine, and Kate and Logan Walters (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

Nonprofit Bo’s Place celebrated 30 years at the sold-out Hearts of Hope Luncheon with more than 800 attendees at the Westin Galleria. Guest speaker was alpine skier Bode Miller, the second most decorated Winter Olympic athlete in U.S. history. In an interview with emcee Lisa Malosky, Miller shared his family’s grief journey and how they coped with tragedy when daughter Emeline Grier died in a drowning accident at 19 months old. Chairs were Susan and Charlie Neuhaus and Kate and Logan Walters, and honorary chairs were Giggy and Matt Thanheiser and Paul and Rusty Walter. More than $550,000 was raised from the luncheon. Lindy Neuhaus, mother of Bo Neuhaus – whose death at the age of 12 inspired Bo’s Place, a safe place for bereaved families to come for grief support – introduced the Robin Bush Award Honorees, the Upton Family. Wade Upton spoke on behalf of his deceased wife, Ginger, and his daughters and their spouses, Dr. Lindy Upton McGee and Mr. Tom McGee and Mrs. Katie Upton Daily and Mr. John Daily. The Robin Bush Award is given each year in memory of Robin Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and Barbara Bush, who were early supporters of Bo’s Place. Pictured are (from left) Charlie and Susan Neuhaus, Bode Miller, executive director Mary Beth Staine, and Kate and Logan Walters. 

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