Now a Colts cheerleader will shave her head for leukemia research
Several of the Colts players have shaved their heads as a show of solidarity with Coach Pagano, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. An Indianapolis cheerleader hopes to beat their effort by more than a hair, offering to shave her head if Colts fans pony up another $10,000 to CHUCKSTRONG in the next 11 days.
If you'd like to see that young lady above get her head shaved bald, or if you'd just like to support leukemia reseach efforts, check out the details at the donation page for CHUCKSTRONG. All funds raised go directly to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center leukemia research efforts.
"If the players can do it and bring so much attention (to leukemia prevention)," the cheerleader said, "maybe a girl who has long hair will bring even more attention and help us raise funds."
The Colts cheerleader making the hair-raising offer for charity is Megan M. (not to be confused with Colts cheerleader Megan O.). She lists her favorite movie as "Slumdog Millionaire", for those of you who plan to ask her out.
The whole headshaving-for-charity-dollars arrangement is detailed in a mildly comical video at Colts.com featuring Megan M. and the Colts mascot Blue. In the video, Blue has inflatable prosthetics that occasionally shoot out of his nostrils. Any Colts fans or horse breeders who can explain if there is a reason for this?
"Everyone knows someone who's been affected by cancer," Megan says in the video. "I've had close friends who've passed away, We've even had a couple of girls on the squad who've lost their father to cancer."
"Knowing that maybe I can bring strength to someone going through this, a little girl at Riley Hospital who doesn't think she's beautiful because she doesn't have hair," Ms. M continued, "I want to bring strength for them. I want to raise money to eradicate the disease."
Should Megan's offer successfully bring in $10,000 to the CHUCKSTRONG Foundation by Sunday, Nov. 25, she'll have her head shaved by the Colts mascot during the Colts-Bills game that day.