FAIRFAX, Va. — Sheehy Auto Stores Inc. raised more than $200,000 to benefit the American Heart Association, selling 6,500 automobiles in 54 days as part of the company's 18th Annual Sheehy 6000 sales event.
"With the support of our customers, our business partners and our staff, we are pleased to announce a record-breaking fund-raising effort during the Sheehy 6000," said Vince Sheehy, president of Sheehy Auto Stores. "Partnering with the American Heart Association, we have been able to support a worthy cause while reinforcing the importance of maintaining heart health with events we sponsored for our employees and visitors to many of our dealerships."
In addition to a portion of sales benefiting the charity, Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington DC, Richmond, Va., and Baltimore areas led community outreach initiatives that included speakers, giveaways, cooking demonstrations and event sponsorships. Internally, more than 100 Sheehy team members participated in Lunch & Learn events, where they benefited from healthy cooking demonstrations and other heart healthy tips.
"We are so grateful for the generous support of the Sheehy Auto Stores staff and customers throughout the region, which will go directly to aiding our mission of ending cardiovascular diseases and stroke," said Michelle Nostheide of the American Heart Association. "We are also proud that our partnership has resulted in increased heart health awareness for thousands of our neighbors through walking events, Lunch and Learns, CPR trainings, cooking demonstrations and more."