Daily Sundial - "March for Equality," California State University, Northridge Women's Center, September 1, 1981 :: CSUN University Archives Amendment, Daily Sundial, Equality Rights, 10 Kilomet, Activities, Digital Collection, Betty Ford, California States, Brown Jr
Commencement ceremony, May 1982, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) :: CSUN University Archives
Betty Ford not only founded the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse patients, but was a champion of women's rights, and was a staunch supporter of the proposed Equal Rights Act, passing Roe V. Wade, and of sharing her own struggles with addiction and breast cancer. She used her position as First Lady to show other women that breast cancer was nothing to be ashamed of, and after she discussed her diagnosis, the reported cases of breast cancer skyrocketed. She was a powerful force for good.