Emory's cancer fight walk-a-thon - CBS46 News

Emory's cancer fight walk-a-thon

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Hundreds of Emory University students pulled an all-nighter Friday, but it had nothing to do with exams. They raised money for cancer research.

The event was part of the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life."

The students walked around the school's track throughout the night to raise more than $75,000.

"Due to the snowpocalypse that we experienced, we've had a little bit of a hit in fundraising," said event co-chair, Sarah Greene. "We're currently sitting at about $35,000 right now. We expect to hit way over that with fundraising onsite."

The students started walking around 5 p.m. Friday and were expected to walk until 5 a.m. Saturday.

The relay is one of two dozen relay events taking place across Metro-Atlanta through May.

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