Northport resident Jorge Jimenez wore his bright blue PSEG Long Island running shirt and joined thousands of exercise enthusiasts crossing the finish line last Tuesday night at Jones Beach in the Marcum Workplace Challenge.
The Marcum Challenge is a 3.5-mile charity run at Jones Beach State Park that PSEG Long Island supported this year with more than 1,000 participants who raised more than $31,500 for four Long Island charities: The Long lsland Children’s Museum; Children’s Medical Fund of New York; Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank; and the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
“I am so proud of our employees’ commitment to this wonderful event where we can raise money for four great local charities while spending some time together outside the office,” said Daniel Eichhorn, president and COO, PSEG Long Island. “Whether relaxing under the tent, walking the course with co-workers or running it competitively – we all supported our community here tonight.”
Jimenez, who placed in the top 10 of PSEG Long Island runners, has supported this event for several years.
“I’m proud to work for a company that focuses on giving back to the communities we serve,” said Jorge Jimenez, PSEG Long Island director of Customer Service and Northport resident. “We are, once again, the largest fundraiser at the Marcum Challenge — three years in a row.”
PSEG Long Island has participated in this event for the past six years and the past three years has been the largest corporate participant and its employees have donated the most money beyond registration fees.
The annual run brings out thousands of employees from more than 200 companies across Long Island for an evening of camaraderie, fun and fitness.