ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie will participate in the Alzheimer's Association's The Longest Day campaign on Wednesday, June 21. Oshie will participate in honor of his father, Tim Oshie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2012.
Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Participants will do what they love - biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting and more- to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer's, or someone lost to this devastating disease. Together, participants will raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs.
On June 21, Oshie will play a round of golf, his father's favorite activity. Capitals fans can pledge their support to Oshie's team by visiting http://act.alz.org/goto/tjoshie and follow along with Oshie's June 21 activities on his Twitter account @TJOshie77, as well as wife Lauren's Instagram, @Lauren.Oshie. Capitals fans are encouraged to donate to Oshie's team and to make plans to take part in an activity they love to do with their dad. Oshie's goal is to have at least 77 fans donate $77 in honor of The Longest Day and the Alzheimer's Association.
"It's been an exciting year watching T.J. and his outstanding contributions to the Washington Capitals," said Chris Broullire, president of the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter. "We're honored to have T.J. participate in The Longest Day and join our team in the fight to beat a disease that is stealing fathers and mothers and far too many loved ones from us. We're confident that his support will bring us closer to achieving the goal we're all working toward - a world without Alzheimer's."
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.