Robin Roberts to be honored by Atlanta Hawks

Thu. March 13, 2014 10:24 AM by

Atlanta, GA - The Atlanta Hawks will honor Good Morning America host Robin Roberts next week.

The team will present Roberts with its Be Greater award during its March 21 game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

"Robin Roberts embodies every aspect of what it means to be a champion, and the Atlanta Hawks are honored to celebrate her courage, spirit and philanthropy," Bob Williams, president of the Atlanta Hawks, said in a statement.

The 53-year-old Roberts in 2012 fought a severe blood-related condition with a bone marrow transplant.Since then, she has become an official ambassador of hope for Be The Match, a group that raises awareness around the need for bone marrow donors. The Hawks say they want to thank Roberts for her advocacy.

In a late December Facebook post, Roberts thanked her girlfriend for standing by her side during a tumultuous year, marking the first time Roberts had publicly acknowledged her sexual orientation.

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