People In The News - Women's History Month Betty Ford
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:26PM
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Betty Ford: A Champion for Breast Cancer Awareness

 Reprint from National Archives Museum

Photograph of First Lady Betty Ford speaking with reporters outside the Guttman Institute for Early Detection of Breast Cancer in New York City, November 7, 1975

Photograph of First Lady Betty Ford speaking with reporters outside the Guttman Institute for Early Detection of Breast Cancer in New York City, November 7, 1975April 6, 2018 - April 4, 2019, at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., the public can view rarely seen objects, documents, and photographs that highlight Betty Ford’s courage and candor when speaking publicly about her own personal battle with breast cancer. Breaking with social conventions of the time, she reassured women already suffering from similar ordeals and purposefully raised public awareness of screening and treatment options that ultimately saved the lives of countless Americans.

The display includes:

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