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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to Run in the 2019 Marcum Workplace Challenge, “On the Road to $1 Million” Raised for Charity

Jul 23, 2019

New York City, NY – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will participate in the 2019 Marcum Workplace Challenge on July 30, to help the annual charity run-walk at Jones Beach State Park achieve its goal of $1 million raised for four Long Island nonprofit organizations. In addition to joining race officials at the starting stage, he will run in the 3.5-mile event as part of the Marcum LLP team.

The Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised more than $930,000 to date for the Children’s Medical Fund of New York, Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Long Island Children’s Museum, and Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This year’s event is expected to cross the $1 million fundraising threshold.

“Steve Bellone is leading by example – as usual – by literally stepping up to help us reach our fundraising goal. He is a great cheerleader for our wonderful charity beneficiaries, as well as a great role model for the 12,000+ Long Islanders and 200 Long Island companies that attend the Marcum Workplace Challenge each year. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Marcum Workplace Challenge and to our corporate team,” said Carolyn Mazzenga, Marcum’s office managing partner in Melville.

“I am excited to participate to help the Marcum Workplace Challenge cross the one million dollar threshold in charitable giving, to assist our local non-profits," said County Executive Bellone.

Marcum, a national accounting firm and the largest on Long Island, has been title sponsor since 2006.  The event is managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club.  

Other lead sponsors this year include the following Long Island companies:

  • Jumbotron – Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • Corporate Village – Ergonomic Group
  • Platinum – Capital One
  • Corporate – Empire National Bank, PSEG-LI, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York, Telephonics, Widex
  • Technology- Marcum Technology
  • Entertainment – National Grid
  • Media – WCBS/WLNY, Long Island Business News, WBAB/WBLI

Another highlight of this year’s event will be the first-ever Marcum Workplace Challenge Beer, developed by the 23 member breweries of the Long Island Brewers Guild. Samples will be available at the beer tent on site at the event, and the custom microbrew can also be purchased in cans or on tap in exchange for a contribution to the event beneficiaries, at participating breweries during Craft Cares Week, beginning August 1.

The Marcum Workplace Challenge welcomes competitive and recreational runners and walkers. For registration information, click here.

Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering can email Event Director Mindy Davidson at [email protected].  

About Marcum
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China, and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses.  Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit