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NEW ORLEANS -- Robin Roberts has received a big award.

Fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg honored Roberts with a Lifetime Leadership Award for the 'extraordinary grace and courage' she has shown in her fight against breast cancer and a blood disorder.

The public participated in online voting for the People's Voice Award nominees, celebrating women who use vision, resources and commitment to further positive change.

Each DVF award winner receives $50,000 dollars for her cause.

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