Notre Dame women step up to breast cancer for "Pink Zone 2012"

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Sunday’s game at the Purcell Pavilion was about more than just basketball.

The Irish women also stepped up to recognize those battling breast cancer. It's part of Notre Dame's “Pink Zone 2012” fundraiser.

Nearly 100 cancer survivors dressed in pink, lined the court at halftime for an emotional presentation.

"Regardless if you're one day or 30 years out, you're still in this together to fight and make sure this doesn't happen anymore,” said breast cancer survivor Sue Furry.

"I lost my mom to cancer seven years ago and it’s really great to see all the survivors and everybody coming out for the cause,” said Cathy Richardson.

The Fighting Irish raised more than $130,000 for breast cancer research during last year's game. No word yet on how much they brought in.

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