Pinwheels bring attention to child abuse and neglect prevention


More than a thousand metallic blue and white pinwheels were planted on the State Capitol front lawn Sunday afternoon.

It was the 10th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Project sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, the State Department of Health and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council.

The pinwheel is the new national symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention and symbolizes the hope for the happy childhood of children.

The annual event is the kickoff for the month-long series of events to observe Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Dozens of volunteers, including members of Aloha Pono Lions Club, Girl Scouts, title holders and other concerned citizens from the military and general public, were there to plant the colorful pinwheels.

The pinwheels will be on display through Sunday, April 24.

For more information about the statewide calendar of events for Child Abuse Prevention Month, click here.

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