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Display features 1,000 pinwheels to raise awareness about child abuse

Posted April 6, 2012 8:39 p.m. EDT

My two-year-old loves a single pinwheel. I can only imagine what her reaction will be when she sees more than 1,000 at the American Tobacco campus in Durham!

The display is part of a nationwide effort called Pinwheels for Prevention that is aimed at raising awareness about child abuse. The pinwheel gardens are popping up in communities across the country this month during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Volunteers from the American Tobacco campus management and tenants, FOX50 and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina planted the pinwheels at Diamond View Park in downtown Durham near the Durham Performing Arts Center (where the Christmas tree display was during the holidays). The Scrap Exchange also made three large pinwheels from recycled materials.

The pinwheels will be on display until April 30.