Chuck Pagano shares how Colts fans helped him beat cancer.

Chuck Pagano shares how Colts fans helped him beat cancer.


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano appeared on WISH-TV’s “Countdown to the Dead” Sunday to talk about how Hoosier Hospitality helped him fight cancer.

Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2012 during his first year as the Colts’ head coach.
After three months of treatment at the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Pagano’s leukemia was in remission and he was back playing.

“I am forever grateful to the Colts fans,” Pagano said.
“I had heard of Hoosier Hospitality when I moved to Indy, but living there my first year there in 2012, I was in the right place at the right time.”

Pagano and the Colts host the Chuckstrong Gala each spring at the IU Simon Cancer Center to raise funds for cancer research. The event has raised nearly $14 million over the past 11 years.
“The support and love I’ve received from Hoosiers around the world has lifted my spirits,” Pagano said.

CTK is the only one-hour Colts telecast from Indy before the game, and Pagano joins the show live from his home in Boise, Idaho, for the weekly “Chuck Checks In” segment.

To hear Pagano’s full conversation during this week’s Chuck Checks segment, watch the video below.
Speaking with News 8’s Andrew Chernoff, Pagano talks about the controversial penalty given to the Colts in last week’s loss to the Browns.
He also talked about what the Colts need to do to snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday.


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