Planting of the Pinwheels
Community event with the planting of 7,244 pinwheels for 3rd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention campaign
Sunday, April 1, 2007 – media opportunity
Planting will begin at 1 p.m. and will be finished around 4 p.m.
Livingston Avenue Park
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO), Franklin County Children Services, the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Columbus Children’s Hospital and community volunteers will plant 7,244 pinwheels in Livingston Park representing 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 participating in this campaign.
CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT:
Pam Barber / Mary Ellen Fiorino
Columbus Children’s Hospital Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 722-4595 or pager (614) 847-7939
CONTACT AT EVENT:
Amy Deverson Roberts
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio