Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)
A garden of 300 blue pinwheels along with interpretive signs will be featured on the lawn of Colorado Springs City Hall during the month of April to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month.
At its March 28 Regular Meeting, Colorado Springs City Council read a proclamation declaring April “Child Abuse Awareness Month” as part of an effort to bring attention to this issue.
Former County Commissioner Sallie Clark attended in support of the effort. Clark helped found the Not One More Child Coalition in 2012 that coordinates the efforts of more than 70 agencies across the Pikes Peak region to prevent child abuse.
Clark thanked Council for their support of the awareness campaign, saying, “This positive campaign recognizes children as the building blocks for our communities and ensures their healthy development.”
The Women’s Club of Colorado Springs is helping implement the project, which is part of a larger statewide effort, “Pinwheels for Prevention,” organized since 2009 by Prevent Child Abuse Colorado.
Why the Pinwheel?
The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign website states that, “By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions - it has come to serve as a reminder of the healthy starts all children deserve. It is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.”
More information on the project is available at www.illuminatecolorado.org.