The Concord Police Association is holding a fundraiser on Monday March 24th in support of a co-worker who is currently fighting breast cancer.
The following information is from the Concord Police Association:
It was a semi-normal life for Patrol Officer and Crime Scene Investigator Michele Ligouri, working her Concord beat, protecting citizens in the neighborhoods where they live. After 10 years as a police officer, everything changed in an instant after Ligouri was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like thousands of other breast cancer patients, Ligouri is undergoing extensive chemotherapy and focused on surviving this devastating disease.
“Losing my hair is nothing compared to what is most important to me right now – surviving this dreaded disease,” Ligouri said.
In support of Ligouri and breast cancer survivors everywhere, the Concord Police Association (CPA) is holding a fundraiser this Monday, March 24th at Lenny’s Salon and Barbering at 1536 Kirker Pass Road (in the Safeway Shopping Center) in Clayton. Lenny’s Salon is providing FREE hair shaving and will shave a breast cancer logo onto residents’ heads – all for a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“We invite the community to join us in supporting Officer Ligouri and breast cancer victims throughout Northern California by stopping by to get shaved, or bringing in a donation,” said Officer Ron Bruckert of the Concord Police Association and organizer of the fundraiser. “Each person who donates at least $40 to breast cancer research will also receive two free movie tickets from Brenden Theater,” Bruckert added.
Dozens of police officers are expected to stop in at Lenny’s Salon on Monday, where five hair stylists will be on hand to donate their time shaving heads to raise money for breast cancer research. 100% of the funds donated will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org). Donations before or after the event can be made out to “BCRF” and mailed to: Concord Police Association, 5060 Avila Road, Concord, CA 94520.
“I’m determined to fight this disease, but more research is needed to wipe out breast cancer for future generations,” said Ligouri who is off work and hoping to go into remission. Ligouri will be present at Monday’s event. “When you are going through something so devastating, the support of fellow officers and of the community means so much.”