On Thursday, Nov. 10, officials with Beaver Toyota of Cumming presented a check for $52,000 to Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer, an Athens-based nonprofit organization that has donated more than $1.5 million to the fight against breast cancer since forming in 2004. To raise the funds, Beaver donated a portion of every vehicle sold in October to the organization.
“Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer is a wonderful charity with a mission to help fight breast cancer through early detection and assistance to women in need who may not have the resources to get the services they need to fight breast cancer,” Beaver official said in a statement. “We are blessed to have people like them in this world making strides to help fight this terrible disease.”
Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer was founded by Jay and Teresa Abbott when Teresa was diagnosed with breast cancer. Teresa was declared cancer free 18 months after her diagnosis, and the family founded the organization as a way to give back.
The Bulldog part of the name comes from their son, Chris playing football for the University of Georgia at the time of his mother’s diagnosis, and the organization has received support from former UGA football coach Mark Richt.
The organization also hosts the annual Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer Charity Golf Tournament.
For more information on the group, go to BulldogsBattlingBreastCancer.com.