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Heart of Gold: Rita Case Reaches Milestone Million-Dollar Mark in Donations to American Heart Association

Support highlights Rick Case Automotive Group’s ongoing commitment to the community

As part of the ongoing commitment to and involvement in the community, Rita Case, along with the Rick Case Automotive Group, celebrated $1 million in donations to the American Heart Association (AHA), joining the select group of philanthropists in the organization’s Heart and Torch Circle within the Cor Vitae Society. The announcement was made during the recent Broward Heart Walk. Rita and her husband Rick laid the foundation for the Heart Walk and have continually dedicated time, leadership, support and creativity to help the American Heart Association (AHA) achieve their goals and take the organization to new heights.

It’s also because of the generous multi-year donation from Rita and the Rick Case Automotive Group that every underserved middle and high school in the Broward County public school system has received new, upgraded CPR in Schools Training Kits™. If performed immediately, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. The AHA wants all students and educators to learn CPR, placing more qualified lifesavers in local communities.

“We support the American Heart Association because heart health awareness and heart disease prevention save lives,” said Case, President and CEO of the Rick Case Automotive Group. “According to the AHA, cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., and that’s why it is so important to highlight the benefits of staying physically active and promoting a culture of health and well-being. Our community will continue to live healthier lives because of the American Heart Association.”

In a rare move by a national organization to establish a perpetual recognition award, the AHA announced the inaugural Rita and Rick Case Changemaker Award during the 2023 Heart Ball. The award is now presented annually in perpetuity to someone who has made an impact, sets the tone, leads by example and inspires others to join the mission of the AHA. This is the first award of its kind in the AHA’s South Florida market.


About The Rick Case Automotive Group
Founded in 1962, the Rick Case Automotive Group has been honored by Automotive News as the National All-Star Dealer and President and CEO Rita Case was named the 2024 TIME Dealer of the Year. Rick Case Automotive Group is the nation’s largest female owned and operated automotive dealer group in America, offering Honda, Hyundai, Genesis, Ioniq, Volkswagen, Kia, Acura, Audi, Mazda, Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Honda Motorcycles and E-Z-Go golf carts. Celebrating more than 60 years in business, the Rick Case Automotive Group has 12 dealerships in Florida and Georgia. Those dealerships are known for holding national sales records, consistently ranking among the top performers in markets they serve. Rick Case Automotive Group is headquartered at 14500 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Sunrise, Florida. For more information, visit

About The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Photo credit: Koda Creative for start line photo; no credit necessary for the image of Rita holding the check

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