Blue Pinwheels Planted at Kentucky Capitol for Child Abuse Awareness


A team from Sunrise Children’s Services was in Frankfort Thursday, March 31, to plant pinwheels across the Capitol lawn in honor of Kentucky child abuse victims. Approximately 3,000 blue pinwheels were planted by volunteers from children’s support organizations across the Commonwealth.

The blue pinwheel was chosen as the national symbol to raise awareness about the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The event was attended by Kentucky’s First Lady Glenna Bevin, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, and Jill Seyfred, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

In comments that kicked off the morning event, Beshear said, “I believe in my heart we can make Kentucky the safest state for children.” He added, “The only we way we will address this problem is as a community.” He committed that the number one goal of his office is to prevent child abuse and prosecute perpetrators.

This Friday, April 8, is the third annual Commit to Prevent: Wear Blue Day. Our team members are wearing blue at Sunrise to show our commitment to keeping kids safe.

More information about child abuse prevention is available at

Written by Melissa Bailey, Sunrise Associate Director of Communications.

Jake Pelfrey