Betty Ford a true role model

By Queens Courier Staff |

Betty Ford has just passed away and we have lost a true role model not only for women but for all of us. The sad thing is that her memory seems to be over shadowed by Derek Jeter’s achievement this week. Here is a woman who fought breast cancer and her own addiction and who inspired others in her crusade for women’s rights. She helped establish the Betty Ford Center for those with addictions and helped others get back on the road to recovery. She also promoted the need for breast cancer screening and that it saves lives with early detection. I hope the news media will soon promote the legacy of Betty Ford and all she accomplished in her life. She was the First Lady of the White House, but in my view the First Lady of America and all generations to come should remember her.