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Sheehy Auto Stores Raises $300,000 to Benefit the American Heart Association Through the 21st Annual Sheehy 8000

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Sheehy Auto Stores Raises $300,000 to Benefit the American Heart Association Through the 21st Annual Sheehy 8000

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FAIRFAX, Va., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores has raised a record donation of $300,000 to benefit the American Heart Association as part of the company's annual Sheehy 8000, a community-wide effort that ran May 11July 5, raising funds and awareness for the charity.

Throughout the 55-day campaign, the Sheehy Auto Stores dealerships collectively sold 8,029 new and used vehicles to achieve its sales goal. This was all while holding heart-healthy community events and other dealership activities for employees that included trivia games, CPR demonstrations, heart-healthy cooking and food demonstrations.

"Overall, we were very pleased by the response in each of our communities to our big sales push while fund-raising for a great cause," said Vince Sheehy, president of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are very proud to support the American Heart Association and all they do to educate our community and help prevent the risks of heart disease and stroke."

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.

"We are so grateful for the commitment and generosity of the Sheehy team and customers in helping to build healthier communities throughout Sheehy's regions," said Roxana Hoveyda, Vice President of Marketing at the American Heart Association. "With more than a million dollars donated in five years through the Sheehy 8000, the impact on our mission has been considerable."

Last year's Sheehy 8000 campaign raised $285,000 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.

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