MADISON (WKOW) -- The annual Brittany Run 5K is bringing awareness to a second unsolved murder.
This is the fourth year of the Brittany Run, honoring UW-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann, who was killed in her downtown apartment in 2008.
The 21-year-old's parents have organized the run/walk to keep Brittany's memory alive, hoping to bring in new tips on her murder.
This year, the Zimmermanns are working with the family of Kelly Nolan. The 22-year-old UW-Whitewater student was killed in 2007, after a night out on State Street. Her murder is also unsolved.
Nolan's family spoke publicly for the first time since her body was found on the side of the road in Oregon, after she'd been missing.
"I would like to remind citizens in the Madison area to remember our beautiful daughters," says Kelly's mother Mary Jane Nolan. "We're victims of senseless and brutal criminals who have still not been brought to accountability and justice."
Both families are holding out hope that some day someone will come forward with information about what happened to their daughters.
"They've had three tips in the last month, so it's a really positive feeling that people are still thinking about the case and still calling in," says Jean Zimmermann.
Not only does the event raise awareness for unsolved crimes, it also raises money for Madison Area Crime Stoppers.
If you have any information on Brittany Zimmermann or Kelly Nolan's deaths, or any other crime, contact Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014, text "DANE" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a tip in online.
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