Medford, Ore.– Hundreds from the valley woke up bright and early this morning to face the cold for an annual fundraising event.
Hosted by West Orthodontics, the Ugly Sweater 5-k in downtown Medford had more than 600 runners dressed head-to-toe in the ugliest sweater outfits they could find.
For many it was a fun start to the weekend while also giving back to the community.
“I thought it was a great opportunity for the community to get together and have something fun to do,” said runner Brad Ralph. “Then I found out what they’re doing it for also and so its going for a really good cause.”
Organizers expect to raise nearly $5,000 from the event. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Jackson County Foster Parent Association, providing children in need with backpacks and Christmas presents.
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