- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 09 March 2016
- Written by THE OUTLOOK STAFF
July 6,1921-March 6,2016
While first lady of California from 1967 of 1975, Nancy spent many hours helping Vietnam veterans, the elderly, and the emotionally and physically handicapped. She also led the Foster Grandparents program, which paired senior citizens with special-needs children.
•As first lady of the United States, she campaigned against drug and alcohol abuse among youth, acting as a spokeswoman for the “Just Say No” campaign.
•In 1985, she hosted the first ladies of 17 countries in an international conference on youth drug abuse.
•She launched the Nancy Reagan Foundation to support after-school drug prevention program
“There’s a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It’s exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don’t cheat yourselves out of this promise.”
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