FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2013
Terri Durdaller, DCF SunCoast Region Communications Director, (813) 917-7570
Joanna Cheshire, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, (813) 204-1729
2nd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Event at Glazer Children's Museum to Promote Child Abuse Prevention
TAMPA —The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with The Children's Board Keeping Kids Safe Partnership, Fit Kids Playground, and the Glazer Children's Museum to provide a fun-filled and informative Pinwheels for Prevention event from 2pm to 7pm on Tuesday, April 2. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign to build individual, family, and community strengths to prevent child abuse before it ever starts.
More than 1,200 children and families are expected to attend this local event featuring free admission to the Glazer Children's Museum, a special appearance of the Berenstain Bears—national "spokesbears" for Prevent Child Abuse America—and the planting of a pinwheel garden as a reminder of the happy childhoods and bright futures all children deserve. Nearly 20 local service providers will be present to distribute information on local resources for children and families. Families can also enter a raffle to win one of three 3-month family memberships to the Glazer Children's Museum just by visiting each of the informational tables.
WHO: Child Welfare Leaders:
Anita Odom, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Florida
Mike Carroll, Regional Director, Department of Children and Families
Chris Brown, Board Chair, Children's Board of Hillsborough County
WHAT: Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign Kick-Off
WHEN: Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm
WHERE: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Children and families will participate in planting colorful pinwheels displays and will also have the opportunity to pose for pictures with the world-famous Berenstain Bears.