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Strides Against Breast Cancer

STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER – ABC Eyewitness News correspondent, Stacey Sager, asks PSEG Long Island team captain Lindsay McKinley to speak about her company’s commitment to fighting breast cancer at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast. Photo courtesy of PSEG Long Island

West Islip resident Lindsay McKinley, a call center supervisor, is one of approximately 40 PSEG Long Island team captains supporting the upcoming Making Strides of Long Island Breast Cancer Walk.

McKinley will lead her team of employee volunteers in honor of her mother, who is a breast cancer survivor.

“Lindsay is a force of nature,” said George Coburn, PSEG Long Island Manager of Community Outreach.  “She encourages her fellow employees to form teams or join hers, and she attends committee meetings to brainstorm about fundraising ideas, such as her unique idea to host a free yoga class at Jones Beach to add team members and collect donations.”

McKinley is committed to the fight.  Last year, she assembled a team of 120 colleagues, friends and family members to participate in the walk. As a result, PSEG Long Island was the number-one participant with 900 employees/family/friends at the event.

This year, McKinley is looking to step up her game for Making Strides with more PSEG Long Island team members, and new exciting fundraisers.

“I decided to get involved with Making Strides after my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. Thankfully, she survived,” said McKinley, PSEG Long Island call center supervisor.

“My colleagues support me in my fight against breast cancer. We participate in the walk every year to raise awareness and critically needed funds to fight a disease that impacts so many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers.

I’m truly grateful for PSEG Long Island’s partnership with the American Cancer Society.”

The walk is the largest in the country and takes place on October 21 at Jones Beach and October 28 at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead. The money raised provides treatment, support, education, and awareness programs for breast cancer.

Visit MakingStridesWalk.org/LongIsland to join a PSEG Long Island team or become a team captain.

PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and the communities it serves.

Employee engagement on Long Island and the Rockaways is a top priority for the company. PSEG Long Island employees have taken up the responsibility to get involved with local charity events and organizations through its Community Partnership Program. In 2017, PSEG Long Island participated in 1,100 events supporting more than 400 organizations, for more visit, https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Community .

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