FAIRFAX, Va., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. has announced plans for the 22nd Annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Event, a community-wide effort running May 10 – July 5, to sell 8000 vehicles while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association.
"Going into our sixth year partnering with the American Heart Association, we are planning our most successful Sheehy 8000 yet," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are proud to support this great cause by actively raising funds and overall awareness which can help save lives."
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, fitness demonstrations 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. This year, Sheehy Auto Stores collectively clocked 656,006 steps in 12 hours as part of the company's corporate challenge.
"This year marks the sixth year as beneficiaries of the Sheehy 8000 campaign. We are so grateful for the commitment and generosity of the Sheehy team and customers in helping us be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives throughout the region. With 1.3 million dollars donated to date, we are truly creating transformative change within our community because of Sheehy's support," said JP Wiley, Senior Development Director at the American Heart Association.
Last year's Sheehy 8000 campaign raised $300,000 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.
For more information about the Sheehy 8000 and list of events, visit www.sheehyhasheart.org.
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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