APP Adopts Wish for Local, Tacoma Boy through Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington

Associated Petroleum Products (APP) headquartered in Tacoma, Washington is increasing their community involvement to help grant wishes
By: Associated Petroleum Products
Jacob 10, "I wish to go on a cruise!"
Jacob 10, "I wish to go on a cruise!"
TACOMA, Wash. - Oct. 9, 2015 - PRLog -- Associated Petroleum Products, Inc. (APP) is already a large supporter of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in many of their fund raising efforts plus a large variety of charities in the communities they do business in, including Citizens for a Healthy Bay and Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation.  APP wanted to personalize a charity effort by adopting the wish of a local, Tacoma boy named Jacob through Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

Jacob is an energetic 10-year old who has been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer.  Playing sports is his passion, especially basketball.  When he was diagnosed he had just started to play football.  Since Jacob can’t play sports while going through treatment, he enjoys spending time reading and playing Legos.

Jacob and his family are very close and one of his favorite things to do is go on walks with his parents and sisters Isabella (8) and Eva (6).  He loves the outdoors and when Jacob was given the opportunity to have his one true wish come true through Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington, he chose to go on a 5-Day Caribbean cruise with his family.

Jacob has never been to the Caribbean, but after seeing advertisements on TV of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, he knew that was the place he wanted to experience with his family.  With stops in Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Jacob hopes to do a lot of sight-seeing, snorkeling, sailing on a catamaran, and watching the fish through a glass bottom boat.

“Every child with a life-threatening disease deserves a wish to come true.  Especially a wish that will take their minds off what they are going through, even if it’s just for a few days,” commented Taryn Miller, APP HSSE Manager.  “APP’s commitment to Jacob is $5,000 for this trip of a lifetime.  Between now and December, APP is working hard to raise the funds needed to grant his wish,” Taryn further commented.

Every 37 minutes Make-A-Wish® nationally grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories.  Make-A-Wish® believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them in everything they do. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve. APP is proud to support this through the “Adopt-A-Wish” program.

Real wishes do come true when you have a business that is committed to support the well-being of children in the community.  You can help APP meet and exceed their goal of $5,000 at the Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington online donation website at  Funds raised in excess of $5,000 will be used to help support other Make-A-Wish® kids like Jacob.

About APP

Associated Petroleum Products (APP), is a family-owned, second generation business that has been voted into the Top 150 Privately-Owned Companies in Washington State, one of the Ten Fastest Growing Companies in the State of Washington, One of the Top Places to Work, One of the Top 50-Propane Retail Marketers in the United States, and voted Best in The Northwest Washington Family Business of the Year.

APP operates multiple locations in Western Washington and Portland, Oregon featuring large quantities of fuels, DEF, lubricants, and propane, plus a chain of CFN® and Pacific Pride cardlock and retail station services.

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Taryn Miller, HSSE Manager


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