SOURCE: Childress Engineering Services
RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - Over the past few months Childress Engineering Services, Inc. has continued its mission to help others improve their quality of life through sponsorship opportunities and participation in a series of charitable events where donations can help fund awareness and fund research for a cure.
Tony Childress, CEO of Childress Engineering, recently participated in the grueling Ragnar Relay Series, an intense two day and one night relay race that stretches two hundred miles in a non-stop tag team style relay race built for beginners and veteran runners alike. Ragnar Relay hopes to increase each participants' quality of life by building memories, lasting relationships and improving health. Tony and CES were able to raise thirty thousand dollars in donations to support their charity of choice.
"I wanted the company to start thinking outside its own community. We call it 10X Thinking. For me to inspire the company, I had to start off doing something myself that was 10 times bigger than myself," explains Tony Childress. He began his involvement in the charities after losing two loved ones to cancer.
Family member and employee, Stephanie Childress, participated in Purple Stride. The race is a 5K that took place on November 9th, at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, TX. Volunteers and participants helped raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research. They helped to raise more than $18 million and fund 94 research grants in ten years. Stephanie was proud to have raised more than $8,500 through her group.
In addition to these relay races, Childress Engineering is proud to announce their involvement in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Relay For Life has more than 5,200 communities participating in over 20 countries. Relay For Life has been able to raise more than $400 million a year helping to fund research, expand awareness and save hundreds of lives.
Joey Childress, an employee and family member of Childress Engineering, said, "Families that are touched by and enduring cancer are helpless. I started this program (internally) to help. Everybody you pass on the street, everyone you see, has somehow been touched by cancer, and I wanted to do something to help."
This is not the first time that Childress Engineering has worked to improve the quality of life of those who are in need. Over the course of ten years, Childress Engineering has built over 2 dozen homes for Habitat for Humanity, as well as built homes for deserving families by partnering with House on the Corner and Homes 4 Defenders of Freedom.
Childress Engineering Services is a residential and commercial engineering, consulting, and architecture firm licensed in more than 30+ states, and retaining more than 90 experts. Childress Engineering Services designs and engineers a variety of projects, from residential production and custom homes, the design of new commercial, retail, industrial and institutional projects, to building restoration and rehabilitation. Childress is best known in the industry for its forensic engineering services which it deployed in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and after the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys Training Facility in 2009; and for its impressive curtainwall engineering, most notably the Ballpark at Arlington and Cowboys Stadium.