Robin Roberts joins V Foundation board

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May 22, 2012 12:31:07 PM PDT
The V Foundation for Cancer Research said Tuesday that ABC's Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts is the newest member of its Board of Directors.

"From standing in the wings following Jim and his inspirational ESPY speech to observing the great work of The Foundation, I am truly honored to serve on the Board," said Roberts in a statement.

Roberts has been co-anchor of "Good Morning America" since 2005 and was previously a contributor with ESPN for fifteen years. She is also a cancer survivor.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and late North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide.

"From our inception, Robin has been a friend and supporter of The V Foundation," said Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation. "We are thrilled that Jim's former colleague at ESPN has agreed to join our Board of Directors as we work to defeat this horrible disease."

For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.jimmyv.org.

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