The cheerleader to shave her head for cancer research has been identified as Megan M. The plucky young woman cheers for the Indianapolis Colts as part of the team's cheerleading squad. She agreed to the drastic makeover on Sun. Nov. 11, 2012 after the team's mascot issued a challenge to fans and cheerleaders. How did cheerleader Megan M. end up agreeing to shave her head and go bald for cancer research? The story is a touching one that shows how much the team and its cheerleaders really care.
Here's how it happened. Head coach Chuck Pagano is currently battling leukemia. His brave stand against the disease inspired more than 25 Colts players to shave their heads in loving support for their coach. In turn, the Indianapolis Colts' mascot Blue took to Twitter to issue a challenge of his own. He pledged to raise $10,000 for cancer research by the Colts vs. Bills game on Nov. 25, 2012. In exchange, he said he wanted one cheerleader to go bald, reported Yahoo! News.
That's when Megan M. stepped in and agreed to meet Blue's challenge. Fans can make donations to leukemia research here. If any Colts fans want to show their support for Coach Pagano by shaving their heads, they can visit participating Great Clips locations through Fri., Nov. 23, 2012. Great Clips has generously agreed to donate $10 to support Blue’s CHUCKSTRONG Challenge for leukemia research for each head they shave. There is no charge to have your head shaved at select Great Clips during this special promotion. Participating locations can be found here. Let Megan M., the cheerleader to shave her head for leukemia research, inspire you to participate or donate by watching her video.