By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 5, 2019) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Dr. Carole Swiecicki, executive director and CEO of Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, yesterday met on the front lawn of Mount Pleasant Town Hall among dozens of blue and silver pinwheels to designate Mount Pleasant a Pinwheel City. Mount Pleasant partnered with Dee Norton and the Children’s Trust of SC in support of their efforts to raise awareness for child abuse prevention across South Carolina.
“By proclaiming Mount Pleasant a Pinwheel City through the month of April, we seek to empower adults to prevent abuse from happening to the children in their lives,” said Mayor Haynie. “The pinwheel is the national symbol of child abuse prevention. It is a whimsical reminder of the happy childhoods we want for all children.”
Throughout April, pinwheel gardens will serve as a reminder of child abuse and how everyone can help prevent abuse from happening.
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, the region’s leading resource to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families, will raise awareness in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and hold events all month long to spread awareness and share tips to prevent child abuse from happening.