The Richmond Register

April 11, 2013

Central students participate in awareness campaign

Pinwheels for Prevention

By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — Pinwheels are popping up all over Madison County again as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign during April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Students from Madison Central High School’s Central In Action (CIA) Club placed 200 pinwheels on the front lawn of the school Thursday to symbolize the 200-plus substantiated cases of child abuse in Madison County in 2012, said CIA sponsor MaryAnn Haynes.

Pinwheels for Prevention is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention.

The pinwheel was chosen to represent “hope and promise, depicting that when individuals take part in this campaign they are making the statement they believe every child deserves to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment,” the website states.