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Shepherd Center Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser Pecans on Peachtree

Shepherd Center will kick off its annual fundraising event Pecans on Peachtree Nov. 9, 2009. Pecans on Peachtree, now in its 26th year, is instrumental in funding many patient-related programs at Atlanta-based Shepherd Center.

Shepherd Center, founded in 1975, is a private, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital and one of the nation's leading facilities specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Shepherd Center is a 132-bed facility, including a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit. Last year Shepherd admitted 825 people to its inpatient programs and 522 people to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd sees more than 14,000 people annually on an outpatient basis.

Pecans on Peachtree, Shepherd Center Auxiliary’s annual holiday fundraiser, supports a patient aid fund, animal-assisted therapy, sports teams, housing and a resource library for patients and families.

Pecans on Peachtree offers an assortment of pecans and candies ranging from packages of roasted and salted pecans to towers of chocolate-covered and praline pecans in decorative tins, designed especially for holiday gift giving. These delicious sugared nuts and chocolate-covered pecans are great for corporate gifts, teacher gifts, a neighborhood gift exchange, as well as those last minute needs and even for you!

Pecans for Peachtree are on sale from Nov. 9 – Dec. 23, 2009.

To order:

  • Stop by the lobby of the Irene and George Woodruff Family Residence Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, adjacent to Shepherd Center, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays in December 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Call 404-367-1322 or toll-free 1-877-5-PECANS
  • Visit the Pecans on Peachtree Web site to learn more or place an order.

Last year, the Shepherd Center Auxiliary sold seven tons of pecans, raising more than $75,000 for patient programs. 

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.