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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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.