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Breast Cancer Foundation Receives Dyer Difference Award

There are few diagnoses as frightening as cancer. In addition to the physical and emotional toll battling the cancer takes on patients and their families, there are often other issues which can wear patients down and take a toll financially and emotionally.

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida understands the challenges that accompany a breast cancer diagnosis; they know that it's hard to be at work the day after a chemotherapy treatment, and missing work may mean missing the rent or mortgage payment, car payment, or even insurance payment. They realize that day care and utility bills come regardless of whether it's a chemo week, and they know how hard it is to recuperate and focus on beating cancer when you're not sure whether the lights will be on when you finish your treatment this week.

Understanding this, the all-volunteer Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida helps by raising funds to assist with many of the financial hurdles faced by more than 300 breast cancer patients in Polk County and throughout Central Florida.

Each month, members of the Dyer family and Dyer Kia and Dyer Chevrolet team meet to review the applications which have been submitted and select one non-profit organization to receive that month's recognition and $3,000 award. For the members of the Dyer team, it's all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it's an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you'd like to nominate a non-profit organization from Polk County for the Dyer Difference Award, please visit


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