Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation announces plans for the year

Guest blog by Joyce McDowell

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is excited to announce plans for this year’s activities. In lieu of our traditional “Forget-Me-Knot” Walk in May, the community is invited to join the “Forget-Me-Knot” team to walk in several local charitable events in memory of Caleb or their own special loved one. On May 7th, the “Forget-Me-Knot” team will join the Cancer Free Kid’s, “Butterfly Walk” at Cottell Park in Mason. We will also host a Bid & Buy at this event. 100% of these proceeds will be given for cancer and hematology research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This event is special since many involved with the “Butterfly Walk” knew Caleb during his cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital. On May 13th, the “Forget-Me-Knot” Team will walk in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” at Shea Stadium in Norwood. There, the “Forget-Me-Knot” team will also provide inflatable rides and concessions with all proceeds from these activities being given to the American Cancer Society. Caleb will be honored at the luminary memorial ceremony that evening.

Monetary gifts made directly to the Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation this year will be used to fund community programs for kids provided and hosted directly by the Foundation. Among these will be the Mad Cap Puppet show, a Mad Science event, Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention, Money Matters ten week financial literacy course for kids, book scholarships for college bound Norwood High School seniors and financial aid scholarships assisting students in attending local Christian schools grades K-12. New this year, financial aid scholarship applications can be downloaded online for any local Christian school. Finally, we will wrap up the walking season on October 15th with the “Forget-Me-Knot” team at “Cincinnati Walks” sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital at Coney Island. These proceeds will be given directly to StarShine Hospice which serves children (and their families) who suffer from life threatening illness.

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is a local 501c3 charity established to fulfill a young boy’s request that he “not be forgotten” made during his heart wrenching battle with bone cancer. His family honors Caleb’s request by serving the spiritual, social and educational needs of other children in his memory. Others can remember Caleb or their own special loved one through posting a photo or remembrance on our website, walking on the “forget-Me-Knot” team, making a contribution to the Foundation or by volunteering at one of our community events. For more details contact Dr. Joyce McDowell at 513-631-4377, email or check out our website. You can also follow Caleb on Face Book. Please consider joining the “Forget-Me-Knot” team for any of these events as you are able.

A special “Thank You” to the community for its kind support of this Foundation. Our commitment remains strong as we have reached our 5th year of preserving Caleb’s memory through service to other children. Any contribution you can make in support of this year’s “Forget-Me-Knot” programming is sincerely appreciated as are your suggestions and ideas for future events.

Joyce McDowell
The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation