By Janee Law
Some Melville children now have a faster way to get around following a charity event hosted earlier this month that featured the assembly and donation of bicycles as an effort to develop lifelong habits of being active and healthy.
Minnesota-based revenue-cycle management firm Optum360 sponsored six charity events across the country, including one in Melville, teaming up with partners from Dignity Health and Northwell Health to build a total of 60 bikes for local children. The Melville event resulted in 10 bikes being built and donated, which pleased Bob Power, senior vice president of strategic client relationships for Optum360.
“We were pleased to see how excited the kids were to get their bikes,” Power stated.
The event was part of the company’s annual employee appreciation day, focusing on giving back to others while continuing to build relationships and demonstrate the company’s commitment to the community.
Optum360 worked with Virginia-based nonprofit United Way and Adelante of Suffolk County After School Program in Brentwood to distribute the bikes to the Melville children.
“This event helped us continue to foster relationships here where many of our Optum360 employees live and work,” Power stated. “All our employees here rallied around the opportunity to support the local community.”
The company also hosted events in New Hyde Park and Westbury, as well as off of Long Island in Georgia, California and Arizona.
Optum360’s Melville office is located at 35 Pinelawn Road. The company works to simplify the business of healthcare by delivering health information, services and technology to hospitals, physicians and health systems.