Last spring American Tobacco and FOX 50 planted over 1,000 pinwheels on the lawn between their office buildings to bring awareness to the work of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC). This April, American Tobacco will pinwheel their lawn again in Durham, and FOX 50 will place pinwheels on the lawn at their new location on Western Blvd in Raleigh.
WRAL-TV, CBC New Media and CBC Corporate will join with FOX 50 for the planting in Raleigh.
“We are thrilled that Capitol Broadcasting is planting a pinwheel garden to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month and create awareness of the role we all have in ensuring all children’s healthy development and growth,” said PCANC VP for External Relations Maureen McKeon. “The pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention – representing the bright, successful future all children deserve, and they really do get attention when they are spinning and shining in the sun. They are going to look awesome on Western Blvd.”
PCANC is the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. They work with communities across North Carolina to help build safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy relationships for all children.
PCANC works with community organizations to help them deliver family programs proven to prevent child abuse before it occurs, offers trainings and workshops to help professionals remain up to date on the latest prevention strategies and practices, and creates public awareness campaigns that they and our statewide partners use to increase awareness of what we can all do to prevent abuse and neglect before they occur.
The Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is one of PCANC’s largest public awareness efforts.
“When companies, individuals, and organizations plant pinwheel gardens it is an opportunity to help spread the word about the importance of children’s healthy development and growth to the future success of our state and to help people understand what they can do to ensure all children have nurturing, supportive relationships in all areas of their lives – at home, at school, and in the community,” said McKeon.
FOX 50 Vice President & General Manager Tommy Schenck is a long-time member of the PCANC board.
- Learn more about PCANC and the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign here.
- View a Gallery of photos of Pinwheel Gardens from across North Carolina last April here.
Thanks to PCANC’s Maureen McKeon for this capcom information & these capcom photos.