Colts head coach Chuck Pagano greets fans; Colts cheerleaders shave head for leukemia awareness

Mascot raises $10,000

INDIANAPOLIS - Colts head coach Chuck Pagano received a standing ovation from the crowd during Sunday's game against Buffalo, while two cheerleaders shaved their head in support of his battle against leukemia.

Cheerleaders Meagan and Crystal Anne agreed to go bald if mascot Blue was able to raise $10,000 for the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Slideshow: Cheerleaders shave heads

The goal was met late last week, and the mascot, with a helper, shaved the women's heads between the third and fourth quarters.

Meagan and Crystal join about 30 Colts players who have gone bald in support of Pagano. The coach has just begun a second round of chemotherapy in the hope of keeping his leukemia in remission. 

"Because of myself having friends who've been affected by cancer and family members and my volunteer work, it was just something I absolutely wanted to do," Megan said.

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