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A Small Gesture With A Monumental Impact

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, or ‘Bush 41’ as he’s sometimes nicknamed, is sporting a new look these days. Like a lot of guys in their late teens, Mr. Bush has taken a razor to his head of hair, not to accommodate his active, parachuting lifestyle, but to show solidarity with the son of a member of his Secret Service detail.

The 89 year old Bush family patriarch joined in with the rest of the agents on his security detail to show support for Patrick, the two-year-old son of Jon, one of his agents.


Former President George H. W. Bish poses with two year old Patrick, the son of one of his secret service agents. The boy is battling leukemia and the former president shaved his head in solidarity with the other agents of his security detail to show support for Patrick and his family.


Patrick is battling leukemia, and the small gesture by the former President melted the hearts of Patrick’s family and lit up the Internet, even prompting tweets of support from President Obama and other former Chief Executives.

The gesture is also helping to promote a website for Patrick, called Patrick’s Pals which also details an upcoming fundraising event this weekend:


Inaugural PATRICKS PALS Motorcycle Benefit Run

Riding for the little guy! Two-year old Patrick is “our” little guy.


For the last several years Kennebunkport has been the seasonal home of little Patrick’s mom and dad.  Patrick’s dad, Jon, is our dear friend and co-worker from the protective detail of former President George H.W. Bush.

Earlier this spring, Patrick was diagnosed with Leukemia.  While his prognosis is very positive, there will be many years of treatment ahead.

We are doing what we can to show our support and lend a helping hand to this amazing family and worthy cause.

Whether you’re a rider or not, please come out and show your support for Patrick and his family on August 10, in Kennebunkport.


WHERE:  American Legion Hall, 108 Main St. (Route 9), Kennebunkport, ME
WHEN:  August 10, 2013
8:00AM – 10:00AM – Rider Registration
11:00AM – Kickstands up!  Set out on 50 mile ride with Ocean and
                          Countryside views.

Noon-3:00PM – Lunch, Silent Auction and Raffle at the American

Legion Hall.

$$$:  Your $25.00 registration fee includes rider lunch after ride and event

t-shirt.  Lunch is available for passengers / non-riders also for $10.


Silent Auction Donations / Questions – Joanne @ 832-523-1371

Event Logistics / Volunteer Opportunities – CJ @ 207-204-0066


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