PRLog - July 29, 2011 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rising Sun Pools and Spas is working with its pool industry partners and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of a North Carolina family and their six-year-old son. Arnie Chapel was diagnosed in December 2010 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. When given the opportunity to make a wish, Arnie asked for a pool that he could share with his family; a request that Rising Sun Pools and Spas was able to fulfill.
“I was so touched by this family and their son,” says Tara Onthank, Vice President of Rising Sun. “He is such an amazingly strong little boy and his parents desire to make this happen was overwhelming. I couldn’t imagine not helping.”
On Monday 7/25 Rising Sun installed a 24’ FOX Ultimate Pool at the Chapel family home in Mebane. They were joined by several of their industry partners in granting this wish. Hayward Pool Products, Fox Pools, Estes Backhoe Service, Harte Electric, Capital City Curb and Gutter, South Central Pool Distributors and Ready Mix are all participating in the project. Of these partners, Onthank says “This would not be possible without the help of some great individuals and companies.”
About Rising Sun Pools & Spas, Inc.
Rising Sun Pools was founded in 1972 as a pool design and construction company and serves the Triangle area of North Carolina. Over the past 38 years they have built numerous pools that have won awards for both design and construction quality and achieved an impressive level of customer satisfaction. In addition to their industry leading standards for design and construction, Rising Sun Pools also has 3 retail store locations and a service fleet of over 25 vehicles. For information contact Rising Sun Pools & Spas, 5608 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27606. Voice: 919-851-9700x226. www.risingsunpools.com.
About The Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes around the world. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish® .