Cancer Awareness Events

ChuckStrong Tailgate Gala the fall of 2012, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Shortly thereafter, the Colts initiated a fund-raising campaign called CHUCKSTRONG.  Through the sales of CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts and wrist bands and donations collected for two Colts cheerleaders who shaved their heads, $454,600 was raised as fans were quick to support the campaign. In all, 18,603 T-shirts and 22,038 wrist bands were sold. During the CHUCKSTRONG Tailgate Gala in the spring of 2013, $660,000 was raised through corporate sponsorships, live and silent auctions and a challenge issued by the coach in which he and his wife, Tina, contributed a matching gift of $50,000. In all, more than $1.1 million was raised for the CHUCKSTRONG campaign. Read more.

The second annual CHUCKSTRONG Tailgate Gala was held May 2, 2014. Read more. View the Indianapolis Colts slideshow.  Visit the Indianapolis Colts site to watch a video.