Two NFL cheerleaders bared more than their midriffs Sunday night: They went completely bald too.
The Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders had their heads completely shaved Sunday night during a sold out game against the Buffalo Bills in a show of support for the team’s head coach, Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, USA Today reported.
Blue, the Colts’ mascot, tweeted a challenge to the team’s cheerleading squad Nov. 11: If he could raise $10,000 through the CHUCKSTRONG campaign, one of the scantily clad cheerleaders would have to shave her head during Sunday night’s game.
Two cheerleaders, Megan and Crystal Ann — the team doesn’t disclose cheerleaders’ last names — accepted the challenge and lopped off their locks during the fourth quarter of the game as the Colts edged the Bills 20-13.
More than 25 Colts players have shaved their heads in solidarity with Pagano, whose chemotherapy has claimed his hair.
“It’s great that as a community we can come together and help raise funds,” Crystal Ann told Indianapolis’ WISH-TV8 news after losing all her hair. “When a team shaves their heads, that says something right there.”
Megan was the first to accept the challenge, followed by Crystal Ann, who didn’t have a problem shaving her head after beating leukemia herself as a toddler.
“With my family, we’ve been through it all,” she said. “It’s kinda reliving a moment back then now and making it even stronger.”
“I think we look really good,” Megan told WISH. And she’s right: Selflessness looks great on everyone.