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Shepherd Center Kicks Off Holiday Gift-Giving Fundraiser

Shepherd Center Auxiliary today kicks off its annual fundraising event, Pecans on Peachtree®. For nearly three decades, Pecans on Peachtree® has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund patient-related programs at Shepherd Center through the annual holiday sales of pecans, most grown in the state of Georgia.

"Over the past fifteen years, Pecans on Peachtree has become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition for our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family. The festive and delicious tins of premium nuts have introduced many people to the critical mission of Shepherd Center and have allowed us to give back in response to the wonderful care and support my father received as a Shepherd patient," says former Shepherd Center patient family member Andrea Robinson from Amgen, Inc.

Pecans on Peachtree® offers an assortment of pecans and candies designed especially for holiday gift giving, priced from $16 and up. The delicious nuts and chocolate-covered pecans are great for corporate gifts, teacher gifts, a neighborhood gift exchange, as well as those last minute gift needs.

"We're proud to support the outstanding work of Shepherd Center, and these pecans are a gift that gives twice: first to clients and friends, and second to the families and patients at Shepherd," says Pecans on Peachtree® supporter Barry L. Zimmerman, Zimmerman & Associates.

Pecans on Peachtree are on sale from Nov. 12 – Dec. 21, 2012, and can be picked up in person or shipped.

To order:

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  • Call 404-367-1322 or toll-free 1-877-5PECANS (877-573-2267).
  • Visit Monday through Friday 10am-4:00pm (and Saturdays in December from 10:30am to 2:30pm) at the Woodruff Family Residence Center, next door to Shepherd Center at 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30309

Last year, the Shepherd Center Auxiliary sold more than seven tons of pecans, raising more than $75,000 in net proceeds for programs that support patients and their families during their stay at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

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.