WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. is in full gear as the 16th Annual Sheehy 5000 is underway through July 8. The Sheehy 5000 is a 50-day dealership and communitywide effort to sell 5000 automobiles while raising awareness and money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure. This year's fundraising goal is to bring Sheehy's total cumulative contributions to the Race for the Cure to $1 million.
"We anticipate this year's campaign being a milestone year as we strive for Sheehy's total contributions to this cause to reach one million dollars," said Neil Desmond, Operations Manager for Sheehy Auto Stores. "In addition to having a dealershipwide goal of selling 5000 cars in 50 days, we are planning regional community outreach and fundraising events to help raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer."
To kick off the campaign, more than 300 Sheehy employees recently participated in two Race for the Cure events. The momentum continues over the next 50 days with community events at Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD. Some highlights include:
- Free Mammograms with the GW Mammovan at Sheehy Ford Marlow Heights on June 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Sheehy Ford Marlow Heights Flea Market on June 9 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon to benefit Race for the Cure, Pink Ford Explorer on-site for visitors to sign messages of hope to survivors or loved ones affected by the disease
- Sheehy Gaithersburg Ford Show & Shine Car Show on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sheehy Richmond Ford & Sheehy Annapolis Nissan will host Drive for Dollars Days with $20 test drives to benefit Race for the Cure
Many other Sheehy dealerships will "Get in the Pink" with Cards of Hope stations or Pink Cars of Hope, whereby visitors can write cards or messages of hope to survivors or those battling breast cancer.
For more information and directions to each location, visit www.sheehy.com or call 703-802-3480.
SOURCE Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.