Hillsborough justice campaigner Anne Williams, who died in April, is to be honoured at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.
Anne fought tirelessly for a new inquest into her son Kevin's death in the 1989 football tragedy.
The Helen Rollason Award will be accepted on her behalf by her daughter Sara, son Michael, and brother Danny.
"My mum embodied the very reason this award was created - strength, determination and passion," said Sara.
Anne, who had been suffering from cancer, died aged 60 just days after the annual Hillsborough memorial service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium.
She battled for more than 20 years to overturn an inquest verdict of accidental death on her 15-year-old son.
He was one of 96 Liverpool fans who died in April 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground.
The BBC award - named after TV presenter Helen Rollason, who died aged 43 in 1999 after fighting cancer - is given for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.
It will be presented as part of the Sports Personality show, which will be broadcast live on BBC One from the First Direct Arena in Leeds from 19:40 GMT.
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