Colts raise $$ for leukemia research

Teammates often shave their heads in a show of solidarity for friends and family stricken with cancer.

But what if your job and livelihood were directly tied to your physical appearance?

For one person, that doesn’t matter.

Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Megan M. has agreed to let Blue the mascot shave her head if $10,000 is raised by Nov. 25.

All money raised through the challenge will benefit leukemia research at the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center in honor of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia and just began his second round of chemotherapy last week.

Fans are asked to join in support of the cause by having their heads shaved at any Great Clips location through Friday, Nov. 23. For each fan who shaves his or her head, Great Clips will donate $10 to the campaign. As an additional show of support, fans who do shave their heads are encouraged to tweet their photos using the #chuckstrong hashtag.

Colts punter Pat McAfee will kick off the campaign Tuesday, Nov. 13,  at the Great Clips at 55 S. Raceway Rd. in Indianapolis from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. McAfee will get a “touch up” of his recently shaved head and encourage fans to follow suit.

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