Dealer Group Raises Money for Heart Health

By Staff Writer July 21, 2020

Sheehy Auto Stores, a Washington D.C. area dealership group, announced its 23rd annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Race, a community-wide initiative in which all 29 Sheehy dealerships sell cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association. The “race” is running now through Sept. 8. 

“The Sheehy 8000 is one of our most significant annual sales events and fundraising partnerships,” said Vince Sheehy, president of Sheehy Auto Stores. “As we all navigate living through the COVID-19 pandemic and our new reality, it is important now more than ever to stay well through heart healthy diets and exercise. We are proud to once again partner with the American Heart Association and their ‘Healthy for Good’ initiative to provide homebound and socially distant support and guidance.”

Last year, the Sheehy 8000 campaign raised $300,000 for the charity. To date, Sheehy’s fundraising efforts have raised more than $40 million for community and non-profit organizations, and over $1.6 million raised for the American Heart Association. 

Each of Sheehy’s 29 dealerships throughout Washington, D.C., Richmond, Va., Hagerstown and Baltimore, Md. will lead various initiatives in support of the Sheehy 8000 to include virtual events to engage the community with ways to stay heart healthy and safe while maintaining social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With over $1.6 million raised to date, this campaign has made much of our work around blood pressure management, healthy food access, and CPR training possible,” said Soula Antoniou, executive director at the American Heart Association.

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