Gerald Ford's daughter speaks at GVSU graduation

Grand Valley State University commencement Saturday

Published On: Dec 08 2012 04:09:44 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 08 2012 02:09:41 PM EST

The daughter of the late President Gerald Ford will speak at Grand Valley State University's graduation ceremonies in Grand Rapids.

The university says that Susan Ford Bales will give an address Saturday at Van Andel Arena. It says about 1,000 students are participating in the commencement.

The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. and is being live-streamed at

The daughter of Gerald and Betty Ford is a trustee for the Gerald R. Ford Historical Legacy Trust and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. She's also a global ambassador for efforts against breast cancer by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.