FAIRFAX, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. has announced plans for the 18th Annual Sheehy 6000 Sales Event, a 50-day community-wide effort to sell cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association. The event will run from May 15 through July 6.
"Many of our employees, customers and their families have been directly impacted by heart disease," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are proud to support the American Heart Association through fundraising and events that will help raise awareness and hopefully help save lives in each of the communities we serve."
Last year's Sheehy 5000 campaign raised $150,000 for the charity. Throughout its 17 year history, this fundraising effort has raised more than $1 million for community 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 6000 including premium giveaways including coloring books, pedometers and mints; car shows; blood pressure screenings and CPR training for employees and the community.
"We are very grateful for the generosity and support of Sheehy Auto Stores," said Michelle Nostheide, Vice President of Marketing at AHA. "We look forward to partnering with Sheehy once again to help raise awareness and improve the heart health in our community through the Sheehy 6000."
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 37th 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 30,000 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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