Annual run supports refugees in Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) — The cold isn’t stopping people in Madison from getting outside for a good cause.

Runners hit the snow on Saturday for the annual Freeze for Food 5K and 10K at Vilas Park.

Around 200 people braved the cold to help raise money for the organization Open Doors for Refugees. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the resettlement of refugees and immigrants in Madison.

“As refugees come in, helping them find jobs, apartments, learn English, and get around town. It’s a really rough transition and we have a tremendous amount of volunteers who are helping,” said Madeline Uraneck, a volunteer.

Freeze for Food aims to raise around $5-thousand for Open Doors for Refugees.

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