George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity for young cancer patient

GhwBushTwo Year-Old Patrick, Son of USSS Agent, Losing Hair but Gaining Plenty of New “Pals”

KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE — President George H. W. Bush this week joined members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show his support for the two year-old son of a detail member who is being treated for leukemia and started losing his hair.

The 89 year-old commander-in-chief took the unusual step earlier this week after learning, and seeing, that many members of his security detail had already gone under the razor to show their support for young Patrick, whose father Jon is a member of the Bush Protective Division (BPD). (Surname being withheld per family’s request.)

BPD members have also launched a website at to assist with Patrick’s medical bills, and organized the Inaugural Patrick’s Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on August 10th in Kennebunkport — 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.

Thanks Bill the Painter


5 thoughts on “George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity for young cancer patient”

  1. I think that’s great. There’s another pic that shows his Secret Service team also shaved.

    I’m going about it the other way. I’m trying to grow my hair out for Locks of Love. It’s been over a year since I’ve had a haircut and I’ve got about an 8 inch ponytail, but it’s still not long enough to donate.

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