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    Happy Birthday, Betty Ford: Remembering the Former First Lady and Women’s Rights Advocate on Her 105th Birthday

    Today marks the 105th birthday of Betty Ford, former First Lady of the United States and advocate for women’s rights and addiction treatment. Ford was born Elizabeth Ann Bloomer on April 8, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois.

    Ford was a notable First Lady, known for her work in advancing women’s rights and advocating for mental health and addiction treatment. She was also candid about her own struggles with addiction and breast cancer, bringing much-needed attention to these issues.

    In 1978, Ford established the Betty Ford Center, a renowned addiction treatment center located in Rancho Mirage, California. The center has helped countless individuals and families struggling with addiction since its founding.

    Ford’s legacy continues to inspire and influence people today, particularly in the realm of women’s rights and addiction treatment. Her birthday is a reminder of the impact one person can have in creating positive change.

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