Notre Dame goes "Red" for women

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame may be known for blue and gold, but Thursday the university went red for women. Purcell Pavilion hosted the 2013 Go Red for Women Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

The national campaign raises awareness for heart disease, which will affect one in three women during their lifetime.

It's also the nation's number one killer for women.

Thursday's event was all about awareness and recognizing the women who completed this year's 12 week challenge.

"In that challenge, they have made some adjustments to their diet. They were committed to an exercise program and also worked with some counselors on some overall lifestyle changes," said chairperson Deborah Goffeney.

Currently 43 million American women have cardiovascular disease.

The event's biggest message is to raise awareness of the disease and how women can prevent it.

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