The two pledged to have their heads shaved if they raised $10,000. They reached $22,670.50.
The Colts' mascot, Blue, challenged all of the team's cheerleaders via Twitter to do it, and Megan and Crystal Ann accepted. Both were brunettes with hair that draped past their shoulders, but they couldn't stop smiling Sunday as those locks dropped to the field. The money was raised through online donations and still is being accepted.
Megan's father was in the stands and held a sign over the rails that read: "Megan... Bald is beautiful. You are Chuckstrong ... Love Dad"
Pagano attended the game and stepped out of a suite with Colts owner Jim Irsay in the fourth quarter. Pagano received a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 64,366 as he was shown on the video screen. He patted himself on the chest and mouthed the words "thank you" several times.
"We went out there with that approach. ... Hopefully he's on his way smiling."
The entire Indianapolis community seemingly has joined the cause. The Colts have raised more than $250,000, and several local businesses also have collected and donated funds.