Originally a fun "side degree" called The Ancient and Honorable Rite of Humility the Tall Ceders of Lebanon incorporated in 1902 in Trenton New Jersey for the purpose of fun, frolic, and fellowship.
Tjhe stated goals of the Ceaders are to:
Promote a stronger bond with ALL Freemasons and to further the goals and tenets of Freemasonry;
To find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases; and
To recognize mans' need for fun and relaxation among his family, friends and neighbors
The Tall Cedar Foundation supports research into muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. In 1951, it became the first organization to join permanently with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in sponsorship. Tall Cedars often provide the site and volunteers for local telephone banks for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon.