Robin Roberts To Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYS
ESPN today announced that ABC's Robin Roberts will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the '13 ESPYS on July 17. Roberts, who co-anchors "GMA" and was previously an ESPN studio personality, has publicly disclosed diagnoses of breast cancer in '07 and MDS (a rare blood disorder) in '12 (ESPN).
U.S. women's national soccer team F Abby Wambach wrote on her Twitter feed, "A huge congrats goes out to @RobinRoberts for getting the Arthur Ashe courage award. Well deserved, and a perfect fit." ESPN Senior VP/Corporate Communications Chris LaPlaca: "Strength, grace, & 2013 Arthur Ashe courage award winner at #ESPYs. That's @RobinRoberts. She and Ashe shared dais at 1st ESPY presser." Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder & CEO Nancy Brinker: "Congratulations @RobinRoberts on this honor! @KomenfortheCure is grateful to have you as a friend and supporter."