Chasing Cheese for a Great Cause


What could be more fun than a Mouse Race to help children’s dreams come true?

More than 250 employees, clients and friends of Murphy Company gathered Feb. 3 at Cheer Legendz in Chesterfield Valley to cheer on real mice as they competed in speed races – all to benefit the children of Make-a-Wish® Missouri.  Saturday’s event raised over $36,000, with  Murphy Company donating $15,000 to the pot to help dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Party-goers donned mouse ears, whiskers and other fun garb, and brought in food. Beverages were provided. The popular Plinko!, a 50/50 and other games completed the night.

This was the third annual Murphy Mouse Race, with more than $84,000 raised in the three years of events by the mechanical engineering and contracting firm.  With this support, Make-A-Wish® was able to grant 10 wishes over the past two years – with more dreams coming true with the additional $36,000 raised last Saturday.  For more information, or to donate, visit:


Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wishes of every eligible child diagnosed with a critical illness.  In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Make-A-Wish® believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.


Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions, temperature controls and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado.  Murphy is ranked No. 18 on Engineering News-Record’s list of largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit

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