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Lady Vols fans, players, celebrities show support for breast cancer research

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Robin Roberts and Pat Summitt attended the Lady Vols basketball game Sunday. Robin Roberts and Pat Summitt attended the Lady Vols basketball game Sunday.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Tennessee fans and players showed their volunteer spirit Sunday in support of breast cancer research.

ABC's Robin Roberts and former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt were also in the stands for the game.

Fans wore pink for the "Live Pink, Bleed Orange" basketball game against Vanderbilt to signify the fight against breast cancer.

Lady Vols head coach Holly Warlick says breast cancer is personal to her. During the game she gave a pink basketball to her sister who is fighting cancer.

"To see her there, that's a survivor," Warlick said about her sister. "Absolutely, emotional. Yes, I gave her a ball and said she's my greatest hero, because she is. Because as we're battling a game, we're concerned about a game. That is a battle of life."

Roberts, co-host of ABC's Good Morning America, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She took a leave of absence from the show to get a bone marrow transplant. Roberts suffers from MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). ABC says she will return to her position on Wednesday, February 20.

Roberts was in Knoxville to interview Summitt about her upcoming book "Sum It Up." The book is set to be released March 5. The interview will air around that same time on ABC.

The Lady Vols won the game, 83-64.

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