President George H.W. Bush has been named the first Honorary Ambassador to the grass roots movement, Be Bold, Be Bald! (pictured above).
The cancer fundraising organization encourages people from all over the country to “go bald,” sporting a bald cap in a show of solidarity for those who don’t have a choice in losing their hair.
Similar to a bike ride or road race, participants will encourage friends and family to sponsor them to go bald.
Be Bold, Be Bald! will share President Bush’s touching show of solidarity this past summer when he shaved his head for the 2-year-old son of long time secret service agent.[ Also Read: Maite Perroni in Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation Program ]
If President Bush can shave his head at 89-years of age, then others across the country can sport a bald cap for one day of support. Be Bold, Be Bald! does recognize shaving your head as an alternative to wearing the bald cap.
“We are so incredibly touched and honored to have President Bush as a member of our movement,” says CEO of Be Bold, Be Bald! Jeff Freedman.[ Also Read: What Will Happen to Me If I Get Cancer? ]
Be Bold, Be Bald! was founded in honor of the late Mike Connell, co-founder and former Creative Principal of Boston-based advertising agency Small Army, in 2009 by friend and business partner, Jeff Freedman.
Mike lost his 3rd battle with cancer after a heroic 2-year fight in 2007, leaving behind a wife and three children. To date, the event has raised more than $600,000 for more than 40 organizations, with approximately 10,000 participants across the United States.