Pinwheels were used as a symbol of healthy starts for all children during a program recently at the residence of Archbishop Gregory Aymond in New Orleans.

The lawn was festooned with 2,005 pinwheels, representing the reported number of cases of child abuse in the area.

The program was organized by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center and the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center, and involved students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, St. Rita Catholic School and Lafayette Academy.

The national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse America during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.