As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Washington Capitals’ defenseman, John Carlson’s wife Gina Carlson wants to remind us to give thanks – for all of the blessings in our lives, especially for our healthy children.
Gina is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and through this Sunday evening at 6pm, she’ll be selling raffle tickets, where 100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude, and you will have an opportunity to win two tickets to Wednesday night’s game when the Washington Capitals host the St. Louis Blues at the Verizon Center.
Recently, Gina posted the following on her Instagram page (@gnacarlson):
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Day off with dahdah💚 CAPS FANS PLEASE READ: thanksgiving is one week away! What are you thankful for? I'm thankful I get to watch my son run & play in the fresh air. I pray more times than I can count in one day for god to keep him healthy & safe. Help me give back this week to @stjude . Thank you to the donator @mrsstrong_123 for donating her tickets to Wednesday's game! I am also donating my two tickets. This will be the first meet & greet with @jc7474 also. There will be 2 winners (both sets of tickets are in the 100 level sections. The meet & greet will be directly after the game. Game is Wednesday 11/23. Here are the rules: each raffle ticket is $15 – for ex. if you donate $45 your name goes in 3 times. I will be picking two winners. To donate, click the link in my bio, & make your donation. Raffle starts now, & I will end it on Sunday! Once we pick the winners, I will contact both winners. I will post to let everyone who participated know that the winners have been chosen. Please help me in supporting @stjude I would also like to thank @floorballplus for sending my boy these awesome sticks + balls! We are all having so much fun with them!!! Check them out friends!!!
As noted above, the raffle tickets are $15 each and you can purchase as many raffle tickets as you’d like! If you are one of the two lucky winners, in addition to winning two tickets to the game and seats in the 100 level section, you’ll also receive a “Meet and Greet” with John Carlson, shortly following the game.
To make a donation to St. Jude and purchase your raffle tickets, please click here.
If you are not familiar with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please consider watching this very short video to learn more.
“At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, because the only thing a family should worry about…is helping their child live. Because of you, there is St. Jude.”
Please consider sharing this article with your social network of friends and family who you think may be interested in supporting St. Jude.
And, finally, please join us in supporting Gina Carlson who works hard all throughout the year to raise funds for St. Jude. Gina, we are thankful for you!
By Beckie Reilly
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I think my favorite milestone (I'm calling it a milestone) has by far been the first kiss this bulldog gave to me 😘😘😘 Every time he does it, it's like the first time again. I've been frustrated today since my raffle has not done well at all. Usually the raffles get a few thousand dollars for @stjude but this one is really not getting anywhere. It discourages me and makes me feel like I'm wasting my husbands time. I came on Instagram and saw @torigruhn post kissing her baby boy for the last time, because cancer stole his life. To read a post & see the pain of another mother go through this rips my insides out. Then I remember every dollar helps and awareness is so important. I'm going to end my raffle tomorrow morning. I will be traveling most of September so I won't be able to do much fundraising, I just ask any friends or family to spread awareness and please donate if you are able in the month of September 💛💛💛 #gogold #stjude My link is in my bio 💛💛💛 And thank you to those who have donated yesterday & today for the raffle, I appreciate it so much. 📸 by @kristinpartin