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Shepherd Center Receives $150,000 from WXIA-TV 11Alive Community Service Awards Dinner

ATLANTA - (April 2, 2009) - Shepherd Center was recognized yesterday as the beneficiary of the 34th annual WXIA-TV 11Alive Community Service Awards Dinner at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The event coincided with Shepherd Center's 34th anniversary year and raised more than $150,000 for the Center. Hosted by 11Alive's Brenda Wood and Ted Hall, the dinner will be broadcast Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. on WXIA-TV and Sunday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. on WATL.

James Shepherd served as volunteer Dinner Chair for the event that recognized 11 community volunteers including Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, V-103 DJ Frank Ski, and Carey Carter from Carter Barnes for their many hours of charitable work and dollars raised or given to help others. Home Depot Co-founder Arthur Blank received The Boisfeuillet Jones Award for his contributions to the business, civic and nonprofit communities.

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.