Colts Cheerleaders Shave Heads in Support of Head Coach Chuck Pagano

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 25, 2012

Credit: Bleacher Report and NFL on CBS
Credit: Bleacher Report and NFL on CBS

A pair of Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders shaved their heads in support of first-year head coach Chuck Pagano during Sunday's Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Pagano, who is battling leukemia, attended Sunday's game according to a report by the Indy Star's Mike Chappell.

The show of support for Pagano was carried out after the Colts mascot, Blue, raised more than $10,000 for cancer research. Cheerleader Meagan M. accepted the challenge from Blue according to a recent report by

Here's a before and after shot of Meagan M.

This awesome Instagram picture from ESPN intern Alyssa Andrews captures the heart-warming moment in great detail.

Kudos to both Colts cheerleaders, Blue and the entire organization for their commitment to Pagano and nonstop support over the past two months. If you ask me, the situation in Indianapolis this season, because of stories like this one, has been nothing short of uplifting. 

Fox 59's Larry Hawley tweeted a photo of Meagan M. with her father after shaving her head:

Newly bald Colts cheerleader Megan with her father #chuckstrong

— Larry Hawley (@Fox59Larry) November 25, 2012

Interim head coach Bruce Arians expects Pagano to return to the sideline by season's end, according to Chappell:

Arians repeatedly has stated the objective is to have Pagano on the sideline for the Colts’ Dec. 30 regular-season finale against Houston at Lucas Oil Stadium. The team also wants to reach the postseason to perhaps give Pagano an opportunity to return to his coaching duties, even if on a limited basis.

The future looks bright for both Pagano and the Colts. And with support like this, it's hard to believe anything is impossible for Indianapolis this season, even making a deep playoff run just one year after finishing 2-14.


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