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We HonorFormer First Lady Betty Ford

Former First Lady Betty Ford

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Why WE Honor Her 

Her name alone represents the great crusade she has waged for over thirty years to raise awareness around breast cancer and addiction. Time and again, Betty Ford has bravely revealed her humanity in public, angering some, inspiring most. She has been a role model for confronting life's problems with dignity and without shame, willing to turn convention on its head when need be, and she has been a fierce advocate for those suffering from women's diseases. She has succeeded in establishing a world-renowned center that fights every day to help thousands earn a second chance at life. Betty Ford has used her position of political privilege with grace, purpose and success. Betty Ford is a woman of peaceful means who has battled heroically and tirelessly in a style that could intimidate even Minerva herself.