LANSING―State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, along with several local elected officials from Oakland County planted pinwheels Thursday to raise awareness for child abuse.

“The main goal that we all have is to do our part to raise awareness and resources to combat child abuse in Michigan,” said Knollenberg, R-Troy. “This morning was a great opportunity for citizens and elected officials from my district to gather in support of a worthy cause – protecting Michigan’s children.”

Blue pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. Several communities around Michigan are holding similar ceremonies with participation from elected officials from the state and local level, as well as thousands of volunteers.

“Unfortunately, reports show that hundreds of children in Michigan are abused every day, and many more child abuse cases go unreported,” Knollenberg said. “I encourage state residents to get involved within their community to help lower these troubling statistics. Michigan’s children are our future, and we must do everything we can to protect them.”


Photo Description: Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, stands with elected officials and volunteers from Oakland County following Thursday’s pinwheel planting ceremony to raise awareness for child abuse in the state of Michigan.

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