Concord Police Association Invites Residents to “Shave Their Heads” in Honor of Officer’s Struggle to Survive Breast Cancer

March 21, 2014 0:22 am · 19 comments

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 (  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.”

Cancer Survivor March 21, 2014 at 1:28 AM

I’ll be there to donate.

Horse n around March 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM

You WILL beat this Michele. You are such a strong and wonderful person. We’ll be there Monday shaving it off. Well, I wont, but the other half will. lol.

Gnon March 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM

I’ll be making my donation Monday. My neighbor is in the radiation process now & doing great! And she looks awesome bald!!!!!

Just curious? March 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

why not use a Concord Salon, why Clayton?

Suzanne March 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM

More powerf to you, Michele! You can win out against this, we are there for you!

Rose Garden March 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Support is so important. Good luck to you Michelle…..

Annie CSEA March 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Isn’t that still Concord there? I think Clayton starts a little more down Clayton road. Anybody know?

Suzanne March 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

that’s “power” not “powerf”–rushing 🙂

Been There March 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I’m pretty sure that’s still in Concord. I’m a BC survivor too. This is an unbelievable coincidence for me. Just last week I was saying to my DH that I was thinking of shaving off all my hair for the first time ever, and he said it was okay by him! (not that it matters) ;-D I’m in!! Killing 2 birds as they say. Michele, this will be in your rearview mirror before you know it!

Michael P Smith March 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I will be there in spirit, wish I was there with you. I love you!!

Marianne March 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

We are praying for you, and we know that you will make it through this. Stay strong.

Killjoy March 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Who cares what town the barber shop is in? It’s all about support folks. March 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Thanks, Killjoy.

Colleague March 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Ill be there, and my son wants to do it also.

And for all the cop haters who are wondering…no, it’ll be on my own time, no tax dollars spent on my family and I showing support for a friend…

anon March 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Anybody willing to pay extra if they could shave the head of an officer ?

itsme March 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Michelle, with all of the love and support of family….blood and blue…and friends, you’re on your way to clear mammos. I am a survivor and part of a law enforcement family and I’m sending you all the love and support in the world!

Been There March 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

It’d be good to know between what hours to come.

come on down March 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Anytime between 2pm and 5pm.

Jmouse March 23, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I’ll see ya there

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