Show Choir Alumni raises money to fight leukemia
Colts cheerleader offers to shave head to honor coach
INDIANAPOLIS — A Colts cheerleader known as Megan M., a DeKalb High School graduate, has agreed to have her head shaved if people donate $10,000 to fight leukemia and other cancers. A strictly enforced policy forbids Colts cheerleaders from using their last names publicly. Megan M. is a former Auburn resident and a former Miss Indiana. The cancer fundraising campaign started when approximately 25 Colts players shaved their heads to show support for Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia. Last weekend, Colts mascot Blue issued a challenge to the Colts cheerleaders via Twitter: If he could raise $10,000 for leukemia research by Nov. 25, would one cheerleader agree to have her head shaved in honor of Pagano? A video of Megan M. accepting Blue’s Challenge may be viewed at colts.com. Fans can donate to the Chuckstrong fund by visiting colts.com/chuckstrong. If the donations reach $10,000 by Nov. 25, Blue will shave Megan M.’s head at the Colts vs. Buffalo Bills game that day. All money raised through the challenge will benefit leukemia research at the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center in honor of Pagano. Colts fans also can shave their own heads in honor of Pagano free of charge at Great Clips locations in the Indianapolis area through Nov. 23. For each fan who shaves his or her head, Great Clips will donate $10 to support Blue’s Chuckstrong Challenge for leukemia research. People who shave their heads can tweet photos using #CHUCKSTRONG. All tweets will appear at colts.com/chuckstrong. Megan M. is scheduled to be in Auburn tonight for the DeKalb High School show choirs‘ third annual Giving Party in the rotunda of the National Military History Center’s World War II Victory Museum. The fundraising event takes place from 6-9 p.m. She was a singer-dancer in DeKalb show choirs during her four years at the high school.
DeKalb Star – Staff Reports Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:00am