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Indianapolis Student Honored as Anthem Angel This Past Sunday


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. as a 2010 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Ashley Slayton was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, January 2, for her dedication to the community.

Ashley Slayton, nominated by Mark Anderson, is an eighth grader who has made it her mission to help those suffering from cancer. Motivated to make a difference during her grandmother's battle with cancer, Ashley began saving money to purchase wigs for cancer patients in 2008. Since then, Ashley has expanded her efforts, through Nana's Cancer Miracles, an organization she created to prepare gifts, write letters, make cancer hats, host fundraisers, visit cancer patients and more. Over the past two years, Ashley has been able to provide gifts to more than 3,241 cancer patients and services to seven cancer centers.

This holiday season, Ashley's organization was able to provide a special experience for one especially deserving family. Nana's Cancer Miracles fundraised to provide Christmas gifts and a visit from Santa for an eighth month old boy fighting brain cancer whose family was in financial need. 

To learn more about Nana's Cancer Miracles and how you can get involved, please visit  

In honor of Ashley's exemplary service, she received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on, as well as recognition on-field recognition at the game.

 "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who have made exceptional strides to help others in their community. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit

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