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Sheehy Auto Stores Raises $150,000 for The American Heart Association During Successful 17th Annual Sheehy 5000 Fundraising Event

50-Days, 5,000 Cars & Outreach Events in Washington DC, Baltimore & Richmond

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. raised $150,000 to benefit the American Heart Association, while exceeding its goal of selling 5,000 automobiles in 50 days as part of the company's annual Sheehy 5000 sales event.

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"Our annual Sheehy 5000 event is unique in the industry, combining the biggest sales event in the Mid-Atlantic with a great fund-raising effort from our employees and customers," said Vince Sheehy, President and CEO of Sheehy Auto Stores. "This year we have partnered with the American Heart Association to help raise funds to educate and help prevent the many heart disease-related deaths that have become so prevalent in our community."

In addition to a portion of sales benefiting the charity, Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington DC, Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD each led community outreach initiatives that included blood pressure screenings, car shows and event sponsorships. Internally, more than 100 back-office employees participated in Lunch & Learn events where they received CPR training and other heart-healthy tips. 

"We appreciate the Sheehy Auto Group leadership, employees, partners and customers for their support of the American Heart Association's mission," 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.

For more information and directions to each location, visit www.sheehy.com or call 703-802-3480.

Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.
Sheehy Auto Stores began in 1965 as a small, suburban, family-owned Ford dealership just off the brand new Washington, D.C. Beltway. Because of customer response to their innovative approaches, Sheehy was immediately successful and by 1975 had become the largest Ford dealership in the country.  Today, the company is still primarily family-owned and has grown to more than $1 billion in sales with more than 30,000 vehicle sales per year. Sheehy's 18 locations and 20 import and domestic brands serve customers in the Baltimore, Annapolis, Richmond and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas.

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