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Betty Ford - Awards and Honors Received

Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award - 1978

Scopus Award - Friends of Hebrew University - 1981

Hubert Humphrey Inspirational Award - The American Cancer Society - 1982

Komen Foundation Award - The Susan G. Komen Foundation - 1983 (this award, given for support of breast cancer research and education is now called the Betty Ford Award)

Harding Award - National Arthritis Foundation - 1984 (the highest award from the Foundation for volunteer services)

Commitment to Life Award - AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) - 1985

Gold Key Award - National Council on Alcoholism - 1986

Freedom of Human Spirit Award - International Center for the Disabled - 1987

McGovern Distinguished Leadership Award - College of Communication at the University of Texas - 1988

Citation of Layman for Distinguished Service - American Medical Association - 1989

Hall of Fame Award - International Women's Forum - 1991

Presidential Medal of Freedom - awarded by President Bush - 1991

National Samaritan Award - The Samaritan Institute, Denver, CO - 1995

Breast Cancer Awareness Lifetime Achievement Award - Columbia Hospital for Women, Washington, D.C. - 1995

Distinguished Service Award from the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, New York City (presented in Los Angeles) - 1995

Awardee - Bob Hope Classic Ball, Rancho Mirage, CA - 1996

American Health for Women, Women's Health Heo Award - 1997

American Institute for Public Service, Jefferson Award - 1997

The Michigan Women's Foundation, Women of Achievement & Courage - 1997

Women's International Center, Living Legacy Award - 1998

Common Wealth Award for Public Service - 1998

Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence - 1998

American Hospital Association, C. Everett Koop Health Award - 1999

Congressional Gold Medal - 1999


The Betty Ford Cancer Research Center at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA - 1978

The Betty Ford Center for Comprehensive Breast Diagnosis at Columbia Hospital for Women, Washington, D.C. - 1980

The Betty Ford Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI - 1987

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado - 1989