How about two attractive NFL cheerleaders having their heads shaved clean bald? Because that's exactly what happened Sunday in Indianapolis, as two Colts cheerleaders agreed to having their heads shaved because Colts fans met a goal of raising $10,000 for leukemia research.
In fact, Colts fans raised $22,670 since the announcement that a Colts cheerleader would shave her head if the community met a $10,000 fundraising goal. This buzz became reality during a staged ceremony between the third and fourth quarters of yesterday's Colts-Bills game in Indianapolis, and a photo gallery at Colts.com shows pictures of the Colts cheerleaders getting their heads shaved.
I've heard of scalping at Lucas Oil Stadium, but this is ridiculous.
The NFL.com video below shows the full shave-and-a-haircut, with more than two bits of courage and awareness on display from the Colts cheerleading squad.
Leukemia awareness has been a huge focus for the Colts and their fans this season, with head coach Chuck Pagano being diagnosed with leukemia in September. Several Colts players had already shaved their heads in support of Pagano. Pagano's leukemia has been declared as in remission, but he is receiving chemotherapy treatments and unable to return to the sidelines.
Colts cheerleader Megan M. had agreed weeks ago to shave her head if fans met a $10,000 fundraising goal by kickoff of yesterday's game. On the morning of the game, her colleague Crystal B. decided to join Ms. M and have her head shaved as well. Crystal B. is herself a leukemia survivor, suffering from the disease when she was an infant.
Indianapolis-area Great Clips hair salons have additionally pledged to give $10 to the CHUCKSTRONG Foundation each time a customer has their head shaved bald. Overall, more than $250,000 has been raised toward the CHUCKSTRONG Foundation since Pagano's diagnosis.
Both cheerleaders returned to cheer the game in the fourth quarter, albeit with many bothersome strands of hair floating around in their uniforms.