Former VP Dan Quayle '69 is Honorary Chair of "41@80," Fund-Raising Celebration of Former President Bush's 80th Birthday
May 12, 2004
May 12, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "The consistent theme that runs through George Bush's life is one of service -- service to country, service to others," says Dan Quayle, America's 44th Vice President and a 1969 graduate of DePauw University. Quayle is honorary chairman of "41@80," the June 12-13 celebration of former President George H. W. Bush's 80th birthday, which will be held in Texas. Proceeds from the weekend will go to the George Bush Forty-One Endowment, which was created to fund the permanent endowments of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Points of Light Foundation.
"He not only epitomizes the finest in public service and has inspired millions to be Points of Light in their communities; but like too many families, the Bushes also lost a loved one to cancer," Quayle added. "So his selfless service continues, and this 41@80 weekend is a fitting way to celebrate this milestone in an extraordinary life."
Several dozen celebrities are scheduled to participate over the two days of festivities, including musicians Vince Gill and Amy Grant, sports legends Greg Norman and Chris Evert, comedian Dennis Miller, and Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Bo Derek. Political dignitaries are scheduled to include former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former British Prime Minister John Major, and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The event is slated to include a parachute jump by former President Bush.
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