September 23rd, 2021
“Our rescued pets are our family – no matter the breed or age, their lives are important to us and we hope to inspire others to remember that adopting a pet truly makes a difference in the lives of shelter pets. This Remember Me Thursday® we light a candle for all the homeless pets who don’t make it home, especially for all the used and abused “pit bull” type dogs who are so dear to us.”
Bryan Bickell was a left-winger for the Chicago Blackhawks and won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Bryan and his wife Amanda founded their charity organization, the Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation, in 2012 to create awareness for misunderstood dogs labeled “pit bulls”. The organization assists abused children with certified therapy “pit bulls” in their flagship Paws for Strength program. Their most recent program provides fully trained service dogs for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, like Bryan. For more information, visit bickellfoundation.org.