INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It was a march of unity to Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday for some fans to show their love of the Colts, but more importantly their love for Coach Chuck Pagano.
The fans had orange foam fingers in hand, as a way to show their support.
"The day that we heard the announcement for Pagano with leukemia we were both struck by it so we instantly wanted to try and get something together," explains organizer Joshua Adams.
Mona Miller and Joshua Adams decided to raise money in support of the Coach. They reached out to a company that makes foam fingers and received more than they imagined.
An executive with the company lost his daughter Katie Immel to leukemia.
"We didn't mind buying the fingers. We just needed to get a couple hundred fingers. After talking with them they ended up providing the fingers free of charge, the shipping free of charge, and the printing free of charge," explains Adams.
Thanks to the generous donations, the fans are raising thousands of dollars by selling hundreds of foam fingers for $5 each, but for most of them it's not just about football.
Some supporters know all too well what it's like to have a family member battle cancer.
"My sister had leukemia as well and passed away. So I wanted to do it and this gave me a perfect opportunity," says Jessica Schiener.
Schiener was one of many who shaved her head to show her loyalty and support. For her, getting a chance to see Coach Pagano on the sidelines makes it all worth it.
"Its such a great thing to see not many people are fortunate enough to do it so its great to see him do it," says Schiener.
The event Sunday raised $1,000. All money raised is going to the Katie Immel Memorial Fund.
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