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Media Advisory: Fourth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off Ceremony Monday

COLUMBUS, OH - 3/31/2008


Fourth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off Ceremony
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Monday, March 31, 2008 – 10 a.m. – media opportunity

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Stecker Auditorium
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205

Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO), Jim Hmurovich, president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, Franklin County Children Services, Columbus City Council, Franklin County Commissioners and the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will dedicate the 6,954 pinwheels planted in Livingston Avenue Park in a ceremony Monday at Nationwide Children’s. The pinwheels represent the total number of reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Franklin County during 2006. 

PCAO will commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April with Pinwheels for Prevention, a month-long campaign designed to enhance the publics’ awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. During April, all 88 Ohio counties will display colorful pinwheels in front of schools, playgrounds, libraries and parks. The pinwheel display is a symbolic presentation of Ohio’s commitment to prevention of child maltreatment. Pinwheels for Prevention is Prevent Child Abuse America’s signature event commemorating prevention activities nationwide during the month of April.


Mary Ellen Fiorino / Pam Barber
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495

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