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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Robin Roberts battles breast cancer

Sad news was reported on the Louisiana sports scene recently when ABC "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The former Southeastern Louisiana basketball Hall of Famer, Roberts is one of the most recognizable television personalities from the state. As a former ESPN personality, Roberts is can be mentioned in the same breath with Shreveport's Tim Brando and Terry Bradshaw.

Roberts discovered the cancer during a self-examination and had successful surgery last Friday. More than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Roberts can now count herself as one of the lucky survivors.

Maybe the local Susan G. Komen RACE for the Cure folks can secure a visit from Roberts for their annual race on Sept. 15 starting at Mall St. Vincent.


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