Indianapolis Colts fans were handed a rough blow when they learned head coach Chuck Pagano, had been diagnosed with leukemia.

On Monday Colts mascot Blue announced he will shave the head of a Colts cheerleader if the organization can raise $10,000 for leukemia research.

Over the weekend, Blue issued a challenge to the Colts cheerleaders via Twitter saying:

ATTENTION @nflcoltscheer: If I raise $10,000 4 leukemia research, will a cheerleader let me shave her head at our next game? #CHUCKSTRONG

Cheerleader Megan M. accepted the challenge Sunday.

“Blue challenged any of us cheerleaders,” Megan said. “If he would raise $10,000 for cancer research, he asked if any of us would shave our head at the next game.” The reason she accepted, she said, was “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.”

Blue is now asking fans to make a donation to the CHUCKSTRONG fund on the Colts website.
Money raised through the challenge will benefit leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Money raised through the challenge will benefit leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Last week 25 colts players shaved their heads in support of their coach.

You can view a video of Megan M. accepting the challenge here .