Community Pinwheel Walk
April 16, 2023

Preventing child abuse is a community effort and there are many ways to get involved. The Community Pinwheel Walk is a great way to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and show solidarity with survivors of abuse. During the Pinwheel Walk on Sunday, April 16, we will gather together as a community to plant 595 pinwheels representing each case of Child Abuse or Neglect investigated by Medina County Job and Family Services during 2022. Pinwheels are a symbol of hope and healing, representing the positive change that can be achieved through community involvement in preventing child abuse. Participants are encouraged to wear blue, the designated color for child abuse prevention awareness.

Pre-Walk activities will include Huntington Bank’s Ice Cream Truck, visits with Super Heroes from Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio, face painting by EnchantaRoo Face and Body Art, and more.

Opening remarks will include a Survivor sharing her experience healing from abuse, recognition of the team of professionals that work to help children who have been abused on their pathway to healing, and proclamations marking April as Child Abuse Prevention Month from Mayor Dennis Hanwell and the Medina County Commissioners.

The event will culminate with a 1-mile walk from the Historic Medina Square past the Medina Police Department, Medina County Building, and Medina Courthouse to the Medina Library where we will plant the garden of 595 pinwheels along Washington Street.

We would appreciate it if you would pre-register for the event. By raising awareness and joining together with others, we can work towards a future where every child is safe, loved, and protected.

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