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The Wizard of Oz Characters Visit Shepherd Center to Highlight Upcoming Hospital Fundraiser

Every year, the Shepherd Center Foundation and its many donors and volunteers host The Legendary Party to raise funds to benefit Shepherd Center patients. This year's theme is "The Wizard of Oz," so Party Chair Cecilia Wright conceived the idea for a Wizard character-themed video featuring donors, volunteers, patients and families.

The video (available above and at serves as a "thank you" to the generous Sponsors and Patrons of Shepherd Center's 26th annual The Legendary Party set for Nov. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The character of Dorothy represents a patient getting ready to go home because "there's no place like home."

The Legendary Party Sponsorships and Patron packages are still available beginning at $1,500 and up. No individual tickets are available. For more information, visit or call Cara Roxland at 404-350-7778 or email

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.