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Sheehy Auto Stores Show They're All Heart for the 17th Annual 'Sheehy 5000' Benefitting the American Heart Association

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50-Day Community-Wide Effort Runs May 16 - July 7 With Outreach, Events & More

FAIRFAX, Va., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. is gearing up to launch the 17th Annual "Sheehy 5000" Fundraising Campaign, a 50-day community-wide effort to raise awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association. 

"The issue of heart disease is important to us because it affects so many of our employees, customers and their families," said Vince Sheehy, President and CEO of Sheehy Auto Stores.  "In addition to our dealership-wide goal of selling 5000 cars in 50 days with a portion of proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association, we are planning regional community outreach and events in each area to help educate our communities about how they can prevent and minimize their risks of heart disease."

The Sheehy 5000 has historically raised more than $100,000 each year for a designated charity.

Each of the 18 Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; and Baltimore, MD will lead various initiatives in support of the Sheehy 5000 including "Love Your Heart" stations with information about heart disease and stroke, in addition to giveaways (mints, heart shaped stress balls, pedometers, coloring books and crayons); and events such as car shows, car safety and buying tip seminars, blood pressure screenings and CPR training.

"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 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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