Over two weeks this winter, all 84 locations of Autobell® Car Wash in five states donated $1 from the sale of every Rain Repellent Special car wash to the American Heart Association (AHA) to benefit the nonprofit’s annual Heart Walk®. The effort raised $8,549 for the AHA.

The Heart Walk is the AHA’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from the country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart disease and stroke. The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke by funding innovative research, advocating for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

“We support those across the United States who are walking on behalf of family, friends, and co-workers whose health is at stake,” said Autobell COO Carl Howard. “We encourage wellness education in our own organization and embrace the larger vision of a healthier America.”