"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.