Colts, IU Health to host "CHUCKSTRONG" Collection

Posted Oct 15, 2013


Colts Fans Encouraged to Donate Funds for the IU Health Simon Cancer Center at October 20 Game


INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, October 20, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center to host the “CHUCKSTRONG” collection, prior to the Colts vs. Broncos game. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., volunteers will collect monetary donations at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. The volunteers will distribute blue CHUCKSTRONG wristbands to fans who contribute to the cause, while supplies last.


The collection initiated in 2012 as a part of the CHUCKSTRONG campaign efforts that rallied an outpouring of support from the community when fans received word of Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s diagnosis of leukemia. The collection raised more than $20,000 for leukemia research. Proceeds from this year’s “CHUCKSTRONG”Collection, will support all IU Health Simon Cancer Center initiatives. “The funds raised by Colts fans will go directly toward research and care for patients undergoing treatment at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center,” said Holly Goe, vice president of IU Health Cancer Centers.


The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2013 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include Meijer’s SACKing Hunger Food Drive benefiting Gleaners Food Bank, Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Collection and WISH-TV’s WISHTree Toy Drive. A complete list of future collections is available at


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