As I was leaving the house this morning, I caught a brief "Today" show segment about a bunch of people who shaved their heads to show solidarity for a
The back story is that the 2-year-old patient Jason is the son of a member of Bush's Secret Service detail. When the toddler started to lose his hair because of treatments to battle the disease, his dad's co-workers -- and the 89-year-old former commander-in-chief -- decided to lose their locks as a show of support.
The members of No. 41's Secret Service detail have also launched a website called Patrick's Pals to help raise money for the tyke's medical bills, with a motorcycle benefit run organized for Aug. 10 in Kennebunkport. Maine. (The site has also posted a picture of the whole group -- and Patrick -- as members of the clean pate club.)
The gesture is all the more touching given the fact that Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush lost a young child -- their daughter, Robin -- to leukemia in 1953.