FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. raised $225,000 in 53 days to benefit the American Heart Association as part of the company's 19th Annual Sheehy 7000 sales event.
"We are very pleased to once again support the American Heart Association in raising a record-breaking amount of money and awareness for this important cause," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "Many of our valued customers, business partners and employees have been impacted in some way by heart disease."
In addition to a portion of sales benefiting the charity, Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington DC, Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD led community outreach initiatives that included speakers, giveaways, CPR training and event sponsorships. Internally, more than 100 Sheehy team members participated in Lunch & Learn events where they benefited from healthy cooking demonstrations, CPR training and other heart healthy tips.
"We are very thankful and appreciative of our longtime partnership with Sheehy Auto Group," said Michelle Nostheide, Vice President of Marketing at AHA. "The awareness and the funds raised will make a direct impact on the heart health of the people in our communities and will save lives."
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 $1.5 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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