Hundreds lose sleep to help fight cancer in Northeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Hundreds of people are staying up all night in Northeast Fresno to help in the fight against cancer. They're taking part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event at Kastner Intermediate School.

About 800 people have committed to spending 24 hours at the school. They've raised more than $100,000 and are nearing their goal of $130,000. Groups will alternate walking the track through Sunday morning.

On Saturday evening, they held a luminaria ceremony, lining the track with lighted paper bags in honor of those who have lost their battle with cancer this past year.

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