Recent 2011 Events

2011 Norwood Day Parade July 26th

Come join the fun as the “Forget”-Me- Knot” Team walks and bikes in the Norwood Day Parade on Tuesday July 26th.The 119th annual event is sponsored by the Norwood Chamber of Commerce.The theme for this year’s parade is “Hope Lives Here: Voted One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People”. This year’s Grand Marshall will be the Norwood Community Coalition to which the Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is involved.This is a local group which meets on a monthly basis to help facilitate ways to better serve the youth of our community.The parade formation starts at 6pm and steps off at 7pm.You can join us at the line up on Floral Avenue around 6pm.

The parade route starts at Ashland Avenue and then heads North on Montgomery Road.It ends at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Montgomery Road which is just past City Hall. There will be over 100 entries this year including high school bands, performance & musical entries, floats, specialty vehicles, politicians and the famous Syrian Shriners, just to name a few. If you are not able to join us through participation in the event, consider bringing your family and some lawn chairs to enjoy an evening in Norwood as a spectator.

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation serves youth through participation in the Norwood Community Coalition

Norwood, Ohio received its 100 Best recognition because of the many initiatives supporting youth development throughout the community.  The city leadership prioritizes its youth through departments such as the Recreation Commission and the Health Department.

Many of Norwood’s after- school activities are based on interests and suggestions from students, including the newspaper and photography, and skateboarding clubs. Recently, students were given top national honors for a science exhibit featuring images captured by the Harvard-Smithsonian MicroObervatory Robotic Telescopes and controlled by students.

The 10-year-old Norwood Community Coalition (NCC) includes the Norwood Public Library, several churches, Job’s Daughters (a youth program of the Masonic Lodge), YWCA-HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters), the Caleb-Tate Fuller Foundation, Family and Children First Council, school personnel and the Norwood Health Department. The group meets monthly to organize community-wide trainings, maintains a community calendar and promotes 40 Developmental Assets as a unifying strategy for meeting the needs of youth.

To address the national silent epidemic of childhood sexual abuse, the Community Coalition has challenged Norwood to train 500 individuals to protect youth through the prevention program Darkness to Light. The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation helps to provide funding that is used to help educate individuals as trainers for this program.

2011  Support for Kid’s Special Health Care Needs

Juvenile Arthritis

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation supports Kelsey Howard of Norwood who hosted a spaghetti dinner in April  at the local 765 UAW union hall to raise funds for Juvenile Arthritis. Kelsey was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 6.


Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation supports Kelsey Gunvalson of Gonvich, MN who is riding cross country to bring attention to the need for additional research with Muscular Dystrophy.  Find out more about Kelsey’s adventure this summer to help her brother Jacob who has had the disease for nineteen years on the Jett Foundation website.  Caleb idealized Jacob and loved spending time with him.  They were related through marriage.

Cincinnati Walks October 15, 2011

Join the “Forget-Me-Knot “ Team October 15, at Coney Island where we will walk in honor of Caleb with proceeds given directly to StarShine Hospice benefiting critically ill children and their families.


Check out these great sponsors from the Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation’s Bid & Buy at the Butterfly Walk.

*Kings Island

*Build A Bear

*Scallywag Tag

*The Web

*Dairy Queen- St. Bernard

*Co Co Keys

*Creation Museum

*Cincinnati Reds

*Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

*Cincinnati Cyclones

*Cincinnati Roller Girls

*Cincinnati Zoo

*Perfect North Slopes

*Playhouse in the Park

*Competition Racing

*Children’s Theatre


*Skatin’ Place



*Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken

*Red Lobster

*The Cheesecake Factory

*City Barbeque


*Advance Auto Parts

*Neyra, Mize & Associates Attorneys at Law

Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation Announces Plans for the Year

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.