The Indianapolis Colts were dealt a heavy blow recently when they found out their beloved coach, Chuck Pagano, had been diagnosed with leukemia. To show their love and support, the entire team shaved their heads, and now a challenge has been thrown down–and accepted–to the cheerleaders of the team.
Megan M. says she won’t hesitate to shave her long locks if the team can garner $10,000 in donations for leukemia research via the link on their website, a challenge which was originally given by the team’s mascot, Blue.
“Blue challenged any of us cheerleaders,” Megan said. “If he would raise $10,000 for cancer research, he asked if any of us would shave our head at the next game.” The reason she accepted, she said, was “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.”
All donations will go to fund leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.