In an effort to raise money and awareness of the issue of homelessness, people braved Sunday morning’s rain and cold to march through Boston’s streets for the second annual Winter Walk.

The 2-mile walk, which began and ended at Copley Plaza, is set during the coldest month of the year to bring attention to the city’s estimated 7,500 homeless individuals facing winter outdoors, according to the event’s website.

After the event, which took place from 9 to 11 a.m., participants regrouped on Copley Plaza for breakfast and to hear stories from members of the homeless community.

More than 1,000 people were expected to take part in Sunday’s walk, organizers wrote on the event’s website.


The event — which was created by Kayak co-founder and Lola chief executive Paul English — raised more than $100,000 last year, spokeswoman Paige Griffiths wrote in an e-mail to the Globe last week. All of the proceeds go directly to partner organizations and programs serving the homeless community, she said.

Organizers could not immediately be reached Sunday night.

Abigail Feldman can be reached at abigail.feldman@globe.com