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

March 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Hospital will dedicate the 6,954 pinwheels planted in Livingston Avenue Park in a ceremony Monday at Nationwide Childrens. 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 Ohios commitment to prevention of child maltreatment. Pinwheels for Prevention is Prevent Child Abuse Americas signature event commemorating prevention activities nationwide during the month of April.


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

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care 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 more than 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