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Rising Sun Pools & Spas Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation Grant Wish

Local Aquatics Business Assists Charitable Organization in Giving Swimming Pool to a Local Child

Raleigh, NC, December 20, 2012 --( Tara Onthank, Michael Vassallo, and Gina daRoza, co-owners of Rising Sun Pools & Spas (, a family-owned business providing customers with high-quality pools, spas and aquatic accessories for more than 40 years, have announced that the company will help the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Eastern North Carolina give a pool in honor of Ayden Murray. Murray is a 5 year-old little girl with epidermolysis bullosa, a hereditary illness that causes severely fragile skin.

This is the third time that Rising Sun Pools & Spas has assisted the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Eastern North Carolina in granting a child’s wish. The Make-A-Wish® Foundation is an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their human experience with hope, strength and joy. Celebrating 25 years of making children’s dreams come true, the foundation has granted more than 2,400 wishes. Generous donations like that of Rising Sun Pools & Spas are what make it possible to improve the lives of children in the local community. For more information on the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, visit

“We are so happy to help grant Ayden’s, because we want her to have some of the joy she is constantly providing to others,” said Onthank. “As a business, we are committed to improving the lives of the children in our community, and we see this as a great opportunity to make a difference in one child’s life.”

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About Rising Sun Pools & Spas:
Rising Sun Pools & Spas is a family-owned business that has been serving customers in the Triangle area of North Carolina for more than 40 years. Founded in 1972 by Charlie Vassallo, the company offers custom pool design, construction and spa installation services, as well as a variety of outdoor furniture, to customers. With offices in Raleigh and Garner, N.C., Rising Sun Pools & Spas has a staff of talented and knowledgeable aquatics professionals available to help make your backyard dreams a reality. For more information on all products and services available, visit

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