As their head coach continues to battle through chemotherapy treatment for leukemia, the #CHUCKSTRONG campaign continues for the Indianapolis Colts. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, watching his team get a critical home win over the Buffalo Bills. As Pagano looked on from team owner Jim Irsay’s box suite, he may have been surprised at some of the other things he witnessed going down on the sidelines.
As part of the organization’s continued support for leukemia research, two of the Indianapolis Colts’ cheerleaders chose to have their head shaved during the Bills game, if they could help raise over $10,000. In fact, the cheerleaders helped to raise over $22,000 for leukemia research by game time, and out came the clippers on the sideline. Megan M. and Crystal B took a break from cheerleading during the second-half of the game, and took a seat on the sideline to get their heads shaved clean. The girls are also donating their trimmed-off hair to “Locks for Love”, a company that doantes hair to make wigs for cancer patients.
Earlier this month, over twenty Colts players (including rookie quarterback Andrew Luck) shaved their heads as well, showing support for their head coach. Local Indianapolis-area Great Clips locations have also been offering free head-shaving, and have donated $10 for each of the 800 fans who have participated.