FAIRFAX, Va., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. has announced plans for the 19th Annual Sheehy 7000 Sales Event, a community-wide effort to sell cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association. The event will run from May 13 through July 5.
"We are proud to once again partner with the American Heart Association through fundraising efforts and events to make a difference in the communities we serve," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "Heart disease has touched many of us in one way or another and this charity does much to educate, raise awareness and help save lives."
Last year's Sheehy 6000 campaign raised $200,000 for the charity. Throughout its 50 year history, Sheehy's fundraising efforts have raised more than $40 million for community and non-profit organizations.
Each of the Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington, DC; Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD will lead various initiatives in support of the Sheehy 7000 including premium giveaways, blood pressure screenings and CPR training for employees and the community.
"Sheehy Auto Stores is a valued and generous partner," said Michelle Nostheide, Vice President of Marketing at the American Heart Association. "In addition to the Sheehy 7000, the company has actively supported our National Walking Day event through sponsorship and participation among employees."
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th milestone anniversary, Sheehy Auto Stores is the 33rd largest dealer group in the country and serves customers in the Richmond, Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. A family-owned business since it was founded as one Ford store in 1966 in Marlow Heights, Md., the company has grown to more than $1 billion in sales with more than 35,000 new and used vehicles sold each year. The company is recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction, retention and community involvement. For more information visit www.sheehy.com or call 703-802-3480.
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