Employees of Ferguson Enterprises (Newport News, Va.) helped raise money for cancer research by participating in a half marathon race.
Four members of Ferguson's building and grounds department: Chuck Hogge, Chris Terrell, Frank Cullifer, and Mike Combs, built two misters for the second annual 13.1-mile Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon recently held in Virginia Beach, Va. The 12-foot by 10-foot steel structures emit a fine water spray from two types of nozzles.
The devices worked so well that Elite Racing, the company that organized the race, requested the specs to build additional misters for other races across the United States.
Ashley Cawthon, Ferguson's acquisitions coordinator, recruited and coordinated 28 volunteers from Ferguson, the largest number of volunteers at any single water station. Eight Ferguson associates ran in the half marathon.
The race raised more than $2 million for cancer research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.