Go Red for Women heart health luncheon held in South Bend

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Each year, thousands of women come together for Go Red for Women luncheons to learn the importance of heart health.

In South Bend Thursday, women met at Morris Park Country Club for a luncheon put on by the American Heart Association.

Go Red aims to raise awareness about heart disease, specifically in women, and how to prevent it. Guests heard from industry professionals and learned CPR techniques.

Event organizers said it is important to know that women are just as much at risk of heart disease as men.

"Women get heart attacks a lot," Select Health Network Medical Director Brian Moloney said. "Everyone thinks of men. Women often get different symptoms from men. What everyone talks about the classic symptoms of heart disease, what I learned in medical school, those are men's classic symptoms. Women can also get those symptoms, but they can also get some different symptoms, so they don't think of it."

For more information about heart health, visit goredforwomen.org.