National Breast Cancer Coalition

Get On The Clock

The Kathy Van Hemert Fund

Photograph taken by and provided courtesy of Wendy Carlson

Photograph taken by and provided courtesy of Wendy Carlson

Total Number of Gifts: 22
Total Value of Gifts: $2,820.00

My Recent Donors

Mrs. Katherine Curtin Plunkert

Mrs. Marjorie Jayne Bellesiles

David Cohen

The Firehouse

Steven Cohen

Ms. Jeanne Paparazzo

Mr. Bob Strittmatter

Jim Radzewicz

Bruce and Janie Larson

Ms. Mary Hopkins Casden

Full Donor List Opens new window.Full Donor List

A celebration of Kathy

Kathryn Christie Van Hemert died on Friday, July 29, 2011 from the effects of metastatic breast cancer. She was 59.

She was sassy and irreverent. She was a clear-eyed problem solver and a ferocious protector of those in need of protection. She was multi-talented. And, she was funny.

Her life’s passion was her beloved greyhounds and the campaign to end dog racing. She and her husband, Don Van Hemert, rescued and nurtured many greyhounds over the years. Kathy was a well-loved and highly regarded member of the greyhound protection community.

Kathy was the daughter of the late John and Kathryn Edwards. She was born in Greenwich, CT. The family moved to Bridgewater, CT when Kathy was a child and Kathy lived there until she died, in the loving company of Don, her son, Sean Van Hemert of Sharon, CT and her six adoring dogs.

She taught special education and then ran a daycare center in her home for 10 years. Her day care alumni, now adults, were some of her most devoted visitors during her illness.

She worked as the bookkeeper for Church Street Trading Co., a clothing and home furnishings boutique in New Milford, CT. That store became known as The Firehouse in 1999 and Kathy became a co-owner. The Firehouse is now in New Preston, CT. Since her illness became known, there has been an outpouring of love and praise for Kathy and her dynamic spirit from customers, neighboring business owners and her many friends.

At The Firehouse, she created magic with her displays, often fashioned from miscellaneous merchandise into a cohesive, inviting story in the late evening hours, shushed her co-workers while she balanced the books to the penny (hence, her nickname “Penny”) and set a tone of acceptance, unpretentiousness and good humor. Kathy wouldn’t hesitate to scale a ladder, bale water from the basement, carry a backbreaking bookcase up a steep staircase and just assume that even the most physically timid among her co-workers would be toiling at her side.

She expressed her wish that those who would like to honor her life, make a donation to The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

About National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer.

To learn more about NBCC's outstanding work, visit

Guest Book

If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.

Sign the Guest Book

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Your material is really interesting.
Also visit my web blog; kroger ( %url )

Hunter Booth
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Great looking site. Assume you did a lot of your very own html coding.
Also visit my website :: minecraft ( %url )

Lin Rincon
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Wow because this is extremely good work! Congrats and keep it up.
Also visit my weblog: minecraft ( %url )

Sun, Jan 15, 2017
So helpful look ahead to coming back.
Take a look at my web site ... minecraft ( %url )

Sun, Jan 15, 2017
You've great info listed here.
My blog ... minecraft ( %url )

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Maintain the helpful work and generating the group!
My blog - minecraft ( %url )

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
I drop a leave a response each time I especially enjoy a post on a site or I have something to contribute to the conversation. It is triggered by the sincerness displayed in the article I read. And after this article National Breast Cancer Coalition. I was moved enough to post a commenta response ;-) I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it's okay. Is it just me or do a few of these remarks look like written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are writing on additional online social sites, I'd like to keep up with anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list the complete urls of all your shared pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?
Also visit my blog post: All About Free Product Samples ( %url )

Marlon Ardill
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
The downside of the car tax rates is the trouble it'll cause to average or lower income people. A quick guide to car recycling and what happens to the cars ' the most recycled product in the U. Phoenix (muscle car) is a car you use in a race mission (San Fierro Hills).
Look into my page X3MO ( %url )

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
The Super GT has also been seen at The Strip in Las Venturas. 4 Kitkat OS QUAD CORE GA5163F Android Car Stereo with 8 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen. Looking for something to do with your old cars that seem useless for you.
Visit my web page - arlington roofers ( %url )

Mellissa Healy
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Thanks, this website is very helpful.
Feel free to visit my webpage: ___xxx ( %url )

Silvia Degotardi
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Truly insightful looking forward to coming back again.
my blog - minecraft ( %url )

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Great website! It looks very good! Keep up the great job!
my web page minecraft ( %url )

Elisa Fishman
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
You're a very practical website; could not make it without ya!
My webpage free epubs ( %url )

Emelia McGuinness
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
thank so considerably for your website it assists a great deal.
Feel free to surf to my blog; OUTPLACEMENT ( %url )

Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Needed to put you that bit of word to thank you very much again about the pleasant suggestions you've discussed on this website. This is simply seriously open-handed with people like you to deliver publicly just what many people could have made available as an e book to help make some money on their own, especially considering that you could have done it in case you wanted. These basics in addition served as the good way to be certain that other people online have a similar dream the same as my own to grasp a great deal more with respect to this condition. I think there are many more pleasant opportunities up front for many who find out your site.
Here is my website :: tide Samples ( %url )

Fri, Jan 13, 2017
I benefit from reading your web site. Thank you!
Also visit my page; OUTPLACEMENT ( %url )

Ashton Sowden
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Your knowledge is really useful.
Here is my site; minecraft ( %url )

Fri, Jan 13, 2017
The main reason for this is that many dealerships are anticipating All New models landing throughout the year. The clear winner in the A-Class at the moment appears to be the Lotus Exige '06, which is a mid-engine rear-wheel drive car that started just within the confines of A-class with a PI of 510. Why are people doing this, when they can opt for a brand new luxury car from the nearest dealership.
Also visit my blog; jamb cbt app ( %url )

Ira Mcgehee
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
But the greens can at least take comfort in knowing the extent of car recycling. The new technology takes the control of high beam out of the hand of the driver. First, in case you were wondering, I did not include the R-Class cars because they do not appear to be very interesting.
Here is my webpage - esthetics school ( %url )

Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Road cars, along with vintage race cars, make the field not seem so limited. Cheap Used Cars Online can be easily found as you just have to do a bit of homework by searching it online. First, in case you were wondering, I did not include the R-Class cars because they do not appear to be very interesting.
Feel free to surf to my site ... asbestos ( %url )

Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Many thanks, this website is very handy.
Here is my web page :: minecraft ( %url )

Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Ford Fusion: Ford This car looks bold and practical. The new technology takes the control of high beam out of the hand of the driver. Why are people doing this, when they can opt for a brand new luxury car from the nearest dealership.
Here is my web blog - Thrustmaster TX Race Wheel ( %url )

Helene Eller
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Excellent Website, Maintain the wonderful work. Regards!
my blog - minecraft ( %url )

Myrtis Maum
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Fantastic web page you've got here.
Also visit my page :: clash of clans cheats ( %url )

Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Fantastic Site, Carry on the great work. Thanks!
my site hack clash of clans ( %url )

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your gift to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund is deductible to the extent permitted by Federal Law.

If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.