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FILE - This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. ESPN announced Tuesday, March 26, 2013 that Roberts will be the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPYS on July 17. On Monday, Roberts also recognized by Diane von Furstenberg with a DVF lifetime leadership award for the “extraordinary grace and courage” she has shown in her fight against breast cancer and a blood disorder.  (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Diane von Furstenberg, herself an inspiration to some, is honoring the women she looks up to, including newscaster Robin Roberts.

Recipients of this year's DVF Awards were announced Monday. They include Roberts, who gets the lifetime leadership award for the "extraordinary grace and courage" she has shown in her fight against breast cancer and a blood disorder, according to a statement from von Furstenberg's Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation.

Model Natalia Vodianova is being recognized for her charity work to help children in her native Russia.

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 for her cause.

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