BROOKLYN - Supporters of SUNY Downstate Medical Center are wrapping up their 48-hour fast tonight.

The people rallying say the fast is a gesture to prove the hospital is too big to fail.

The fast began on Sunday.

For the past two years, a coalition has been fighting to keep the medical center afloat. They say its budget continues to get slashed, along with jobs.

Hospital officials say nearly 1,000 employees have been laid off over the last year.