Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, May 21, 2010

Forget Me Knot Walk proceeds fund community programs

Guest blog by Joyce McDowell

The cold, windy weather didn't stop about 150 people from attending the 4th annual "Forget- Me-Knot" Walk on May 8th in honor of Caleb Fuller who died on bone cancer a few years ago. Many other lost loved ones were honored as friends and family walked in their honor and paid tribute to them in the Memorial Balloon Launch that was facilitated by StarShine Hospice of Children's Hospital. Local Girl Scout troop lead by Lisa Triance lead the flag raising ceremony and bright orange T-shirts lined Floral Ave. as Mayor Tom Williams lead the procession in a bright red Razor ATV from Tri-County Polaris. Norwood Citizens On Patrol and the Forresters Club served as crossing guards at the event while members of Thrivent Financial and volunteers from the Nazarene Church, Ashland Ave. Baptist and many other individuals served as volunteers for the walk and festival.

About 65 children went through the fire safety and hazard house that was provided by the St. Bernard Fire Dept.and manned by the Norwood Fire Dept.. Thanks to all the local businesses who contributed to the Bid & Buy and sponsored the event. Total funds raised to date from this event are about $22,000. The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation has already distributed funds from the Walk to the StarShine Hospice program at Children's Hospital and cooked burgers and hotdogs at the Relay for Life donating the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications to Cornerstone Christian Academy and will be hosting a Mad Cap Puppet show in July and Mad Science event on August 7th at the annual Back to School Bash held by the Norwood Church of the Nazarene. Look for the Money Matters program for kids this fall. Thank you to the City of Norwood and all those who have worked to make this event a success. Remembering our loved ones through service to the children in our community is a beautiful way to honor their memory. Check out the website for information on the Foundation and upcoming local events sponsored by the Foundation.

Joyce McDowell
The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation