The Colts are giving fans an opportunity to show their support and send their well wishes to Coach Pagano and his family, as well as raise funds for leukemia research through a CHUCKSTRONG campaign. Information on each of these elements is provided below.
Blue’s CHUCKSTRONG Challenge
On Sunday, November 11, Blue issued a challenge to the Colts Cheerleaders via Twitter – if he could raise $10,000 for leukemia research by November 25, one cheerleader would agree to have her head shaved in honor of Coach Pagano. That challenge was accepted by Megan M., a member of the Colts Cheerleaders, on Sunday. The video of her accepting Blue’s Challenge can be viewed by clicking HERE.
Beginning Monday, November 12, Blue is asking fans to make a donation to the CHUCKSTRONG fund via the link below. If he reaches $10,000 by Sunday, November 25, Megan M. will allow Blue to shave her head at the Colts vs. Bills game. All money raised through this challenge will benefit leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in honor of Coach Pagano.
In addition, if Colts fans would like to shave their heads in honor of Coach Pagano, they can do so free of charge by visiting select Great Clips locations through Friday, November 23. Click HERE to see a list of participating Great Clips locations. For each fan who shaves their head, Great Clips will donate $10 to support Blue’s CHUCKSTRONG Challenge for leukemia research. Individuals who shave their heads can tweet photos using #CHUCKSTRONG and #OperationShaveMegansHead. All tweets will appear on this page.
DONATE HERE: http://www.colts.com/fanzone/chuckstrong.html
CHUCKSTRONG t-shirts are available online through the Colts Pro Shop. The shirts will be available in both Colts Pro Shop locations (Circle Centre Mall and Lucas Oil Stadium) beginning Saturday, October 6. Proceeds from the shirts will benefit leukemia research at the IU Simon Cancer Center. The t-shirts are $20 each and feature an orange ribbon with CHUCKSTRONG text.
Orange CHUCKSTRONG wristbands are available for sale through the Colts Pro Shop’s online store atwww.coltsproshop.com. The wristbands are $2 each with proceeds benefiting leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center.
Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair
The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Blood Center would like to invite you to Indiana’s largest single-day blood drive – our annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair, supported by ADVANTAGE Health Solutions and WTHR Channel 13.
The 13th annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. Similar to previous years, the 2012 blood drive will include a free health fair and other family-friendly activities to create an informative and fun experience for all who attend. There will be opportunities to tour the field, chances to win prizes, and appearances by Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, the official mascot of the Colts.
All participants in this year’s Blood Drive will receive a special edition football feature Coach Pagano’s photo and laser signature. To make an appointment to donate blood at the 2012 Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair, click here. Visit www.colts.com/bleedblue for more information.
Fans looking to send cards and notes of encouragement to Coach Pagano and his family should send them to: Indianapolis Colts, Attn: Chuck Pagano, PO Box 535000, Indianapolis, IN 46253. Neither flowers nor balloons can be accepted