Illuminate Colorado celebrates happy, healthy childhoods and the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month  

WHAT: Illuminate Colorado has distributed nearly 50,000 pinwheels this month to spark conversations centered on how communities can strengthen families. The organization is excited to join the folks at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to give away the remaining pinwheels at Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, families and culture, all through a love of reading!

Stop by and pick up a FREE pinwheel when you visit this amazing place for our future leaders, innovators, and adventurers to explore, create and learn – on their own terms. General Museum admission rates apply, members are free! Learn more at

WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Pinwheel giveaway: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm, while supplies last.
  • Museum hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Childrens Museum Dr, Denver, Colorado 80211

WHY:  By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions – it has come to serve as a reminder of the safe, stable, and nurturing childhoods we want for all children. It is the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve.  Search #Pinwheels4Prevention to see just some of the pinwheels activities all over Colorado.

VISUALS/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Sometimes simply mentioning the words “child abuse prevention” can spark a naturally hesitant reaction from some parents to stop and talk about a subject that should be centered on ways communities can strengthen families.

Witness Illuminate Colorado use the pinwheel to engage Coloradans in a conversation centered on ways to build brighter childhoods in Colorado – in essence screaming the solution, while whispering the problem. 

About Illuminate Colorado and the Pinwheels4Prevention Campaign

Illuminate Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to building brighter childhoods through education, advocacy, and family support. Illuminate Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, leads the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in Colorado. The campaign began in Colorado in 2009 and has progressively expanded across the state. Visit to learn more.

About the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. They believe in kid-powered learning and every day, their expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado’s curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more – on their own terms.

Since 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus has served the metro-Denver community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children and their caregivers. The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to joyously learn through innovative and interactive hands-on exhibits, engaging daily programming and year-round special events. Last year, they served 558,000 children and their grown-ups.

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is a 501(c)(3), private non-profit organization, and a Tier II SCFD member.


Media Contacts:

Katie Facchinello, Director of Communications
Illuminate Colorado
c: 303-246-2062

Kimber Kuhl, Marketing and Communications Manager
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
c: 612-227-3317

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