Media Advisory: Pinwheels in the Park Kick-Off Monday

April 2, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  
Pinwheels in the Park Kick-Off
Kick-off ceremony for the 3rd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

WHEN:  
Monday, April 2, 2007 10 a.m. media opportunity

WHERE:  
Livingston Avenue Park

WHY:   
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
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 Childrens 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 childrens 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.  

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CONTACT:
Pam Barber / Mary Ellen Fiorino
Columbus Childrens Hospital Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 722-4595

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.