INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In a matter of minutes, Colts’ cheerleaders Megan M.’s and Crystal Ann’s long locks were no more.
“I think we look really good,” said Megan. “It’s a lot lighter. It’s going to be fun learning to dance like this.”
Two weeks ago, Blue issued a challenge. If he could raise $10,000 for leukemia research, Megan M. would shave her head in support of Coach Pagano. Blue did even better, raising over $22,000. He even got another cheerleader, Crystal Ann, to take the plunge as well.
“It’s great that as a community we can come together and help raise funds,” said Crystal Ann. “When a team shaves their heads, that says something right there.”
“As professional cheerleaders, it’s just a chance you don’t get very often,” added Megan. “I was just hoping that we were able to send a positive message to young people everywhere.”
Today was especially meaningful for Crystal Ann. She overcame leukemia when she was just three years old. When the challenge was issued, she didn’t think twice about doing it.
“She said, 'I’ve been bald before, I can do it again,'” said Megan.
“With my family, we’ve been through it all,” added Crystal. “It’s kinda reliving a moment back then now and making it even stronger.”
Their hair will now be sent off to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for disadvantaged youth who have lost their hair.