MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police continue their efforts to find the person who killed Brittany Zimmermann more than four years ago.
On Monday, her parents joined police to announce the third annual run/walk, now known as the "Brittany Run," to raise money and awareness for Crimestoppers. The money goes to help solve cold cases, like Brittany's.
Brittany was killed in her downtown Madison apartment in the Spring of 2008, when she was 21. Her killer has not been found and police say this is still an open and ongoing investigation.
Although Brittany's case remains unsolved, her family is determined to keep her memory alive.
"It's really important to keep Brittany's name out there," Jean Zimmermann, Brittany's mother, said. "To keep people thinking about what happened to her and to hopefully one day, us coming to a resolution of finding the person who's done this to her."
Brittany's parents say they still have a $40,000 reward fund set up for anyone who has any information that leads to a break in the case.
They hope to have 500 people participate this year at the event. They say it's nice to see people supporting them during a tough time.
"I just love being there at the finish line," Jean Zimmermann said. "Just to see how many people have come out to support us and Brittany and Crimestoppers. It's nice to see them, whether they're out of wind, and I hope that they appreciate us being there."
The "Brittany Run" is this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Lot 60 near the west end of the UW-Madison campus.
However, due to construction projects on the usual route, this year's run will move to the Lakeshore path next to Lake Mendota.
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