Community Kickoff Event for Pinwheels for Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2015

Community Kickoff Event for Pinwheels for Prevention
Free Admission to Glazer Children's Museum for Prevent Child Abuse Event

TAMPA – More than 1,200 children and families are expected to attend the 4th annual community kick-off for Pinwheels for Prevention on Tuesday, April 7 from 1:30 – 7 p.m. at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with The Children's Board Keeping Kids Safe Partnership and the Glazer Children's Museum, will be hosting a fun-filled and informative Pinwheels for Prevention community event. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign to build individual, family, and community strengths to prevent child abuse before it ever starts. The community event coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

To start the event, three families will share their success stories because of services they received from local community partners. Immediately following the short program, the Glazer Children’s Museum will be open for free admission to families with children until 7 p.m. Throughout the museum, dozens of community providers will distribute information on resources and services available to local children and families. Free museum admission will also include access to the museum’s Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit.

WHAT: Community Pinwheels for Prevention Event

WHO: Honorable Katherine Essrig, Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit
               Commissioner Sandy Murman, Chair, Hillsborough County Commission
               Families sharing success stories

WHEN: Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Children and families will participate in planting colorful pinwheel displays to represent the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

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