FAIRFAX, Va., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. has announced plans for the 20th Annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Event, a community-wide effort running May 12 – July 5, to sell cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association.
"This year is a milestone for us as we continue our mission to raise awareness and funds for a cause that is close to many of our hearts," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are thankful for our customers, communities and team members who rally behind this effort, making each year's campaign more successful than the last."
Each of the Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD will lead various initiatives in support of the Sheehy 8000 including healthy cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings and CPR training for employees and the community.
Sheehy's support of the American Heart Association extends beyond the Sheehy 8000. For the past several years, the company has been a sponsor and active partner at the National Walking Day event held on the first Wednesday in April at Springfield Town Center, to promote walking and a heart-healthy lifestyle. In addition, each of Sheehy's dealerships held their own step challenges among employees that day.
"The support of Sheehy Auto Stores has allowed us to make a considerable impact on the health of our communities in the region," said Michelle Nostheide, Vice President of Marketing at the American Heart Association. "We appreciate the generosity of their team members, customers and vendors, and their efforts towards workplace wellness. Together, we can lessen the burden and loss heart disease and stroke cause for so many families."
Last year's Sheehy 7000 campaign raised $225,000 for the charity. Throughout its 50-year history, Sheehy's fundraising efforts have raised more than $40 million for community and non-profit organizations.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.
Sheehy Auto Stores is the 32nd 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 $1.5 billion in sales with more than 40,000 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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