In support of Coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, the players of the Indianapolis Colts shaved their heads. Blue, the team’s mascot, challenged the Colts’ cheerleaders via twitter for one cheerleader to also volunteer to shave her head if he could raise at least $10,000 for leukemia research. One cheerleader, Megan M publically volunteered for this challenge. Through the Colts’ website Blue was able to raise $22,000. At the time Megan’s head was shaved another cheerleader also stepped forward to volunteer. Their hair was donated to Locks of Love and the money raised by Blue was sent to leukemia research.


Gabriella Pittaluga

This is very inspirational. I personally know a couple people who have donated hair to Locks of Love to make wigs for children with cancer. It's a very admirable action. For instance, when my sister was undergoing chemotherapy we considered getting her a wig. She decided to not hide her hair loss. A friend of my friend was diagnosed with cancer in seventh grade ad her boyfriend shaved his head to support her. My best friend donated 12 inches of hair for Locks of Love. Very selfless of them!

Laura Renzi

It amazes me how some women are strong enough to shave their whole head. I really don't think that I would be able to cut all of my hair off. I think this article also demonstrates how close many teams are. I wonder if any of the players have donated some of their money to the coach or to leukemia in general.


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