You have to love the Indianapolis Colts.
In the latest sign of unity from the organization, members of the Colts cheerleading squad shaved their heads during Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium to raise money for cancer research and show their support of head coach Chuck Pagano, who has leukemia.
The Colts cheerleaders raised over $22,670 for the worthy cause.
“I’ve just had personal experiences with people who have had cancer,” Colts Cheerleader Megan M said, via 24-hour News 8. “I’ve had mentors and family members and volunteer at Riley and met little girls who have lost their hair and beat cancer multiple times. Just seeing struggles they went through and how they could overcome that and still have confidence and fight this fight without their hair — they are really my inspiration for doing this.”
Crystal Ann, the other Colts cheerleader who is pictured, overcame leukemia as a child so the cause has a much more personal meaning for her.
It was a great sign of respect and a brilliant way for the cheerleaders to show awareness and support for the organization and cancer research. Who says bald isn’t beautiful?
For more on the Colts “ChuckStrong” campaign, visit the “ChuckStrong” section of the Colts’ official website.