Capitals John Carlson uses day with Stanley Cup to raise awareness for pediatric cancer

Following their Stanley Cup championship victory, each player on the Washington Capitals roster gets a chance to spend an entire day with the prized trophy.

Defenseman John Carlson decided to spend his day giving back to the littlest fans who are fighting to get well and with the parents of a young boy who lost his fight against a deadly childhood cancer.

Carlson began his day with a visit to Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. where he met with patients.

Later, he'll visit Bethesda for an event to raise awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas, a deadly form of pediatric cancer in honor of a young Capitals fan who succumbed to the disease. DIPG claimed the life of Michael Mosier three years ago when he was just 6-years-old.

The fundraiser will benefit the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation. The event quickly sold out but donations can still be made. DONATE HERE >>>