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Media Advisory: Fourth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Planting Sunday

COLUMBUS, OH - 3/30/2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  
Fourth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention
Community event with the planting of 6,954 pinwheels in Livingston Avenue Park

WHEN:  
Sunday, March 30, 2008 – media opportunity
Planting will begin at 1 p.m. with completion slated for 4 p.m.

WHERE:  
Livingston Avenue Park 

WHY:   
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO), Franklin County Children Services, the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and community volunteers will plant 6,954 pinwheels in Livingston Avenue Park representing 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.  

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CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT:
Mary Ellen Fiorino / Pam Barber
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495 or pager (614) 847-7939

CONTACT AT EVENT:
Amy Deverson Roberts
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio
(614) 561-2834 

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