Cheerleader had her head shaved in front of thousands cheering fans
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Indianapolis : IN : USA | Nov 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM PST
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Colts Cheerleaders Megan M. and Crystal Ann

To show her support for Coach Chuck Pagano who is battling leukemia , cheerleader Megan M. who was joined by fellow cheerleader Crystal Ann agreed to have their head shaved in front of 60,000 cheering fans in Lucas Oil Stadium which was seen in the national television.

"I've had family members and mentors [with cancer] and I volunteer at a local children's hospital and met little girls who lost their hair and saw the bravery that they possess and it was just something that I wanted to do to help reach others," Megan M. said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America.

Megan was chosen from Blue to a Twitter challenge on November 11, if Blue could raise $10,000 for cancer research by November 25.

“I just shaved my head,” she said. “These people are going through the battle for their life and they’re really the ones who deserve all the praise.”

The fundraising which was featured on the team's website raised more than $22,000 for the said cause so Megan had her head shaved. All of the funds will go to benefit leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, according to the site.

"The fans were so supportive and just cheering for me the whole entire time and my captain was really great," Megan M. told GMA of the very public experience. "She tried to call a lot of dances that did not involve a lot of hair whipping around to make me feel more comfortable when I was getting used to it."

Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2012, and took an indefinite leave of absence of his coaching duties. He will undergo four to six months of treatment at a hospital in Indianapolis. On November 5, doctors announced that Pagano's cancer is in remission.

"He was nice enough to send me a text while he was going through this himself, thanking me for doing this," Megan said. "He's just a really wonderful man."

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