A local car dealer was recognized for her service on Thursday.

Victor resident Kitty Van Bortel won this year’s National Time Dealer of the Year Award for her service to the community.

Ally Financial and Time Magazine, along with Congressman Chris Collins, presented the Rochester Breast Cancer Coalition with a $11 thousand check in Van Bortel’s honor.

“The national Time Dealer of the Year Award was a wonderful honor for me,” Van Bortel said. “But I really want the community to know that without the support of all my customers, there’s no way I would have won this award.”

As a nine-year breast cancer survivor, Van Bortel has been dedicated to spreading the word about early detection of breast cancer.