Pinwheels in the Park Kick-Off
Kick-off ceremony for the 3rd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign
Monday, April 2, 2007 10 a.m. – media opportunity
Livingston Avenue Park
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO), Franklin County Children Services, Columbus City Council, Franklin County Commissioners and the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Columbus Children’s Hospital will be on-site for the dedication and ceremony remarks of the 7,244 pinwheels planted in the park. The pinwheels represent the total number of reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Franklin County in 2005.
PCAO is commemorating National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April with “Pinwheels for Prevention,” a month-long campaign designed to enhance community awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage support for prevention. During April, 66 Ohio counties are displaying colorful children’s pinwheels in front of courthouses, playgrounds, libraries and parks. Each pinwheel represents one reported case of child abuse and neglect.
Pinwheels for Prevention was originally created by Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and has been successful throughout that state for many years. Ohio is celebrating its third year of participating in this campaign.
Pam Barber / Mary Ellen Fiorino
Columbus Children’s Hospital Marketing and Public Relations