Pinwheels planted on Hawaii Capitol lawn to spread awareness of child abuse, neglect

Pinwheels planted on Hawaii Capitol lawn to spread awareness of child abuse, neglect

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 1,000 shiny pinwheels are on display on the state Capitol lawn as part of an initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect in Hawaii.

The display is part of the 10th annual Pinwheels for Prevention project sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii.

Dozens of volunteers planted the pinwheels on Sunday.

The display will be up through April 24 during Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Prevent Child Abuse America originally introduced the pinwheel – connoting whimsy and childlike notions -- as the national symbol for child abuse prevention.

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