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Shepherd Center’s Annual Fundraising Fashion Show Benefits Adolescent Rehabilitation Programs

Fashion show features staff members and former adolescent patients with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Shepherd Center’s annual fashion show to benefit the hospital's adolescent rehabilitation program is planning another exciting event featuring staff members and former adolescent patients with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Project Rollway 2017 is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., on June 23 in Shepherd Center’s Livingston Gym. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information go to

Project Rollway 2017 is an annual fundraising event that began in 2012 when the event raised $3,000. Since then, the benefit has raised about $15,000 per year. This funding allows for increased adolescent programming and return-to-school efforts.

Among the former patients scheduled to model in this year’s show are several patients whose stories have garnered widespread news media coverage. Those fashion-stars-in-waiting are Emily Bowman, Agnes Kim, Andee Poulos and Clark Jacobs, all from metro Atlanta.

To get involved with Project Rollway 2017 or future fashion shows, contact Shepherd Center speech-language pathologist Debra Eldred at or 404-350-4234.

For more information on Shepherd Center’s rehabilitation programs for adolescents, visit the web pages linked below.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation for Adolescents

Brain Injury Rehabilitation for Adolescents

Written by Alaina Case

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and is a 152-bed facility. Last year Shepherd Center had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd Center sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis. For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at