Atlanta, GA,
15:28 PM

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 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.