BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Cancer is not convenient, it does not discriminate and for thousands of people it is not affordable.
The Kern County Cancer fund is stepping up to help dozens of locals foot their medical bills when insurance falls short.
The hometown fund was created in October of 2012 and has already helped at least 96 locals in need and organizers said the need is growing.
In 2011 alone, the California Cancer registry reported 2,655 new cancer cases in Kern County.
That same year more than 1,000 locals died due to the disease.
Saturday, January 11th organizers are asking you to sign up for their big fundraiser "Campout Against Cancer" in April.
For more information on where to sign up or how to qualify for the fund click HERE .