On July 27th, 2011, our family lost a beautiful soul. Maria Bickel was many things - a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, artiste, fashionista, Scattergories champion, and Halloween connoisseur. But perhaps the role that brought her the most pride and joy was that of an animal advocate. Her warm heart drove her to care for, aid, and rescue animals of all kinds. So in honor of her memory and her caring soul, we walk to raise money in hopes of saving lives.
Whether you knew Maria and feel compelled to donate in honor of her memory, or are just an animal lover like she was and want to have a part in their care, from myself and my family and Maria - thank you.
Meredith Balderrama and Family