Melville NY (April 14, 2011) -- Long Island's own American Idol heartthrob and Sanford H. Calhoun High School junior Robbie Rosen will be kicking off the 2011 Marcum Workplace Challenge (http://www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com/) on July 26 with his rendition of the national anthem. The Merrick teen's singing talent won him fans across the country and carried him all the way to the top 16 during the current season of the nation's #1-rated prime time television program. Thousands of Long Islanders will now be looking to Robbie for inspiration during the annual charity run at Jones Beach State Park.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Marcum will be title sponsor for the annual Long Island fundraiser. Launched in 2005, the 3.5-mile Marcum Workplace Challenge is Long Island's largest participatory sporting event and "Company Picnic." It attracts thousands of participants from more than 200 companies, non-profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies and their families and friends. Since its inception, the Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised nearly $150,000 for local charities. This year's beneficiaries include The Long Island Children's Museum, The Children's Medical Fund of New York and Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The event is managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the direction of Event Director Mindy Davidson.
"We are so grateful to Robbie for agreeing to contribute his time and talent to support the Marcum Workplace Challenge, which benefits some of Long Island's most deserving charitable organizations. It will be a phenomenal send off for the thousands of Long Islanders who turn out to run or walk in the event," said Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's Long Island Office.
The 2011 Marcum Workplace Challenge will start at 7:00 PM on July 26 at Jones Beach State Park, Zach's Bay. Like the event on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/marcumworkplacechallenge). For more information about sponsorship of the event or registering for the event, please visit http://www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com/.
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Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. Ranked 15th among the "Top 25 Firms" by Inside Public Accounting and the largest Firm on Long Island according to Long Island Business News, Marcum offers the resources of more than 1,100 professionals, including more than 150 partners in 23 offices. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, the gateway to a group of organizations that provide a variety of professional services including accounting and advisory, technology solutions, recruiting, and wealth management. These organizations include Marcum LLP; MarcumStonefield, a division of Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Cronus Partners LLC; and Marcum Bernstein and Pinchuk LLP.
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