President Bush shaves head in support of 2-year-old cancer patient
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME (KETK) — President George H. W. Bush joined his Secret Service detail in shvaing their heads in support of the two-year-old son of one of his service members who is battling leukemia and beginning to lose his hair.
According to the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the 89 year-old decided to shave his head after learning, and seeing, that many members of his security detail had already gone under the razor to show their support for Patrick, whose father Jon is a member of the Bush Protective Division (BPD).
BPD members have also launched a website at www.patrickspals.org to assist with Patrick's medical bills and are organizing the Inaugural Patrick's Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on August 10th in Kennebunkport, Maine. This will be a 50-mile motorcycle ride through the Maine countryside followed by a lunch and silent auction to raise funds for Patrick's treatments.
Once President and Mrs. Bush learned of this "Patrick's Pals" effort, they made a donation and President Bush volunteered to shave his head as well. The Bushes lost their second child, Robin, to leukemia 60 years ago this October at the age of four.