The Indianapolis Colts, while doing well on the football field, suffered a huge setback when their head coach, Chuck Pagano, was diagnosed with leukemia in September. Pagano announced that his cancer has gone into remission although he will still undergo treatment. To support their coach, 30 Colts players, including rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, have shaved their heads, reports the Indianapolis Star.
In the latest sign of support, Colts cheerleader Megan M. accepted the challenge laid out by Colts mascot, Blue, reports WIBC. Blue issued the challenge on Twitter, asking if any Colts cheerleader would be willing to shave her head if the team managed to raise $10,000 for leukemia research.
One cheerleader accepted the challenge; Megan M. She did so without question, "Because of myself having friends who've been affected by cancer, and family members and my volunteer work, it was just something I absolutely wanted to do."
Fans can donate by visiting Colts.com/chuckstrong. If enough money is raised, Megan will shave her head during the halftime of the Colts game against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 25. The outpouring of support for Pagano, as well as for leukemia research, has been tremendous already and getting a cheerleader to shave her head should be incentive enough to donate to a good cause.
The money raised will be donated to the leukemia research program at IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, reports WIBC.
A video of Megan M. accepting the challenge can be viewed here.