Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders shave their heads for Leukemia Research and Awareness
Who says that NFL cheerleaders aren’t committed to their franchises?
Megan M. and Crystal B., two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders agreed to have their, following the Colts win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Head coach, Chuck Pagano, was diagnosed with Leukemia in September. Earlier this month, over two dozen of the Colts players shaved their heads to support Coach Pagano, who is currently undergoing Chemotherapy treatments.
The cheerleaders got in the game when Blue, the team’s mascot, issued a challenge, asking one of the Colts cheerleader could raise $10,000 for leukemia research by November 25, she’d get her head shaved. Megan and Crystal have raised over $22,000 so far but have no plans to quit now.
Local Indianapolis salons are donating $10 to “Blue’s ChuckStrong Challenge” for every person who agrees to have their heads shaved. 800 fans have had their heads shaved so far, and more than $250,000 has been raised for leukemia research by Colts representatives since the “ChuckStrong” campaign began.
Written by Sarah on November 25th, 2012 | Tagged as: Popular Culture