July 09, 2010
Marcum Workplace Challenge Kicks Off Fifth Year of Sponsorship for August 3 Race in Long Island
Annual 3.5 mile run/walk features celebrity race starter and surpasses the $100,000 mark in charitable contributions
Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s top 20 accounting firms recently announced its exclusive sponsorship of the fifth annual Marcum Workplace Challenge to take place on Tuesday, August 3 at Jones Beach State Park, Zach’s Bay. Thousands of participants from over 200 companies will take part including more than 50 CEO's/senior staff members of businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies in the greater New York area. Beneficiaries of this year’s event include the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) and the Children’s Medical Fund of New York.
The Marcum Workplace Challenge began in 2005 as a way for Long Island business leaders to promote camaraderie among employees while networking, having fun and staying healthy. In addition, the event serves to highlight supporters’ commitment to children’s organizations in the New York Metropolitan Area.
“We are pleased to again be an integral part of this year’s Workplace Challenge which is a cornerstone of our corporate and social responsibility efforts across our offices nationwide,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Managing Partner, Marcum LLP. “Over the past five years, Marcum raised over $100,000 for children’s charities through the Workplace Challenge – a testament to our passion for philanthropic activities in the greater Long Island community.”
The event will commence with race starter/celebrity guest Amy Palmiero-Winters, a below-the-knee amputee and 2010 ESPY award nominee for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Palmiero-Winters is the world record holder in 12 different events within her division including the Ironman Triathlon, 100-mile Ultramarathon and the 24 hour run, where she posted the second-fastest time in race history and became the first female amputee to finish a 100-mile race.
Other key sponsors of this year’s workplace challenge include: Dell, ADP, New York Sports Clubs, Long Island Business News, Empire National Bank, Telephonics, Runner's Edge, NYSC, Long Island Pulse, PC Richard & Son, Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt, Empire National Bank, Hub, Lenox Advisors, Capital Payments, Zico Coconut Water, On Target Impressions and Sunsweet Boosters.