February is usually the coldest month of the year in Boston. For many people experiencing homelessness, there is no escape from the brutal cold.

With that in mind, Paul English and Ari Barbanell joined Boston Public Radio Tuesday to talk about the Winter Walk, an event the pair founded to raise awareness about what the un-housed experience, and money to help those in need.

"It's two miles, it's just a few minutes in the shoes of somebody who doesn't have a choice about whether or not they're outside in the elements. We'll walk rain snow or shine," said Barbanell.

The event, in its fourth year, begins and ends in Copley Plaza, where participants — housed and unhoused — share a meal and lived experiences.

"What we're trying to do is demystify it a little bit," said English. "We have some speakers who are homeless or formerly homeless who will talk to the crowd about what it's like to be homeless, what we can do to help them."

The walk is Sunday Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m. Register here.