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In 2000, Cheshire resident Sandra Centorino began a grassroots initiative to help those struggling with the after effects of disease. Having watched a close friend lose her hair because of chemotherapy treatments, Centorino, with the help of her two daughters, decided to begin CUREChief, a foundation that made and distributed fabric squares to patients experiencing hair loss that could be used to cover their head.
For 12 years, CUREChief has continued that mission.
Now, Centorino has decided this will be the end.
In a letter submitted to The Cheshire Herald, Centorino thanked all who had helped make CUREChief a possibility but did not offer up an exact reason as to why she has decided to end the group's run.
"After 12 years of being involved with The CUREchief Foundation our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, we have decided to bring it to a final finish. Our completion of delivering hope, comfort and encouragement to people with cancer has been a dream come true. I hope you found our work as useful and inspiring as I found it rewarding to create. CUREchief has been my passion for over a decade," she said in the letter.
Centorino stated that there are still supplies left that will be available at the group's distribution center, located at The Waverly Inn on Maple Avenue.
For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.