In the moments following the Capitals' Game 5 victory to win their first ever Stanley Cup in Las Vegas, players' families joined them in celebration on the ice to revel in the once-in-a-lifetime moment. One of the most memorable reunions was that of T.J. Oshie and his father, "Coach" Tim, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
During a tearful interview with NBC Sports, Oshie discussed how his father will remember the moment forever. "This one will stick with him forever. You can guarantee that."
Since then, the Oshie family has been in the spotlight and have used it to bring awareness to Alzheimer's, a disease that affects more than 5.7 million Americans.
With the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's on the National Mall, the Oshie's teamed up with family of Capitals defensemen, John Carlson, to give fans an incentive to donate to the Alzheimer's Association: with Capitals-themed prizes.
Anyone who donates $20 or more to the Oshie family's personal Alzheimer's page under the Monumental Sports team, will be automatically entered to win one of five different prizes, including: Two glass seats to a Caps game plus meet and greets with T.J. Oshie and John Carlson, two lower bowl tickets to a Caps' game plus meet and greets with Oshie and Carlson, two signed Oshie jerseys, and two Caps tickets plus dinner for two at one of the several Circa Bistro locations in the D.C. area.
Winners of the raffle will be announced on Lauren Oshie's Instagram page during an Instagram live video the evening of the Walk on Oct. 13.
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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s DC is only 11 days away! Our family is proud to once again Walk with the @alznca in honor of TJ's dad, Coach Oshie. Support our #Walk2EndAlz Team and the millions of families impacted by this disease by donating $77. http://ow.ly/6Lat30m32EY #ENDALZ (link also in bio!) Thanks in advance for all of the support! Hope to see you Oct 13, 2018! 💜
Fans are encouraged to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday, Oct. 13th on the National Mall.
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