We’re fighting for their lives!

Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer has donated approximately $750,000 to the fight against Breast Cancer since it was founded in 2004.

We're making a difference!

“The Abbott family is passionate about making a difference for women battling breast cancer and they spend countless hours planning and executing this annual event.”

- St. Mary's Foundation, Athens, GA

Grateful for your support

“Funding from Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer has supported the purchase of two digital mammography machines for St. Mary’s Women’s Imaging Center. We are most grateful to the Abbott’s for their support.  “

- St. Mary's Foundation, Athens, GA

Tee off on cancer

“The BBBC golf tournament is truly a labor of love, dedication, and the best-run tournament we have had the pleasure of attending.”

- St. Mary's Foundation, Athens, GA

Helping the women of Northeast Georgia

“The efforts of Jay and Teresa Abbott and Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer truly makes a difference for the women of Northeast Georgia. We are most grateful to them.”

- St. Mary's Foundation

In it to win it!

Thank you to St. Mary’s Foundation and the University of Georgia for teaming up with Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer to raise both money and awareness as we work together to fight breast cancer.

We can all make a difference! 2016

Thank you to everyone for your support!

"Our job is to leave the world a little better than we found it. Not the same... not worse... better." Gene Simmons

We had a record year!! Thank you to EVERYONE for your support!!! 2017

Our Main Event

Georgia Set to Host “Pink in the Rink” Game Against UAB

Friday, October 5, 2018
The Classic Center, Athens Ga


The University of Georgia hockey team will be partnering with Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer (BBBC) and St. Mary’s Hospital of Athens for their first ever “Pink in the Rink” hockey game on October 5. The Bulldogs welcome University of Alabama-Birmingham to the ice for a 7:30PM puck drop and encourage all fans to wear pink for the game.

The Ice Dawgs will be wearing special edition breast cancer jerseys against UAB that will be auctioned off after the game along with several other UGA hockey items. All of the proceeds from the auctions will go directly to BBBC and St. Mary’s Hospital. In addition, 1,500 fans will be given “Pink in the Rink” rally towels for the game.

“The pink in the rink game vs the University of Alabama Birmingham should be a fun evening of hockey and entertainment,” Georgia hockey’s general manager John Camp said. “It’s also a great opportunity for our players to do something to embrace the Athens and UGA communities they represent, and to help bring awareness to breast cancer. We’re hoping for a great turnout, and high bids on the jerseys to help Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer and the St. Mary’s breast health imaging program.”

BBBC is a 501-C3 nonprofit charity in Athens that raises money for St. Mary’s Hospital and Teresa’s Hope. Teresa Abbott was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and battled the disease for 18 months. After Teresa was pronounced cancer free, the Abbott family created BBBC to fight breast cancer through early detection and assistance to women in need who may not have the resources to get the services they need.

“UGA Hockey has had a lot of success in recent years and we are proud to partner with them,” BBBC board member Dwight Strandidge said. “It is a win-win to be able to cross-promote the Pink in the Rink event, raise the level of awareness in the local community about our charity and the UGA hockey club.”

BBBC has raised just over $750,000 to date to provide free mammograms for women in need in the northeast Georgia area, as well as educational materials on the importance of early detection. After raising $105,000 in 2017, BBBC’s goal is to raise $125,000+ in 2018.

Follow UGA Hockey on Facebook or Twitter for more updates on the game.


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