Media Advisory: Fifth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Planting Sunday

April 5, 2009


Fifth Annual Pinwheels for Prevention
Community event featuring the planting of 8,236 pinwheels in Livingston Avenue Park

Sunday, April 5, 2009 media opportunity
Planting will begin at 1 p.m. with completion slated for 3 p.m.

Livingston Avenue Park 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO), Franklin County Children Services, the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and community volunteers, will plant 8,236 pinwheels Sunday in Livingston Avenue Park. These pinwheels represent the thousands of adults advocating on behalf of children who have been maltreated and promote safe and stable families in Franklin County, the state of Ohio and across the nation. 

PCAO will commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Pinwheels for Prevention, a month-long campaign designed to enhance the publics awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention. During April, Ohio counties will display colorful pinwheels in front of schools, playgrounds, libraries and parks. The pinwheel display is a symbolic representation of Ohios commitment to the prevention of child maltreatment. Pinwheels for Prevention is Prevent Child Abuse Americas signature event which commemorates prevention activities nationwide during the month of April.  


Amy Deverson Roberts
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio
Cell: (614) 561-2834 

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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