The Rest in Peace 5K Run is a charity race, benefiting the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Beyond the fun and great fitness benefits, the funds raised from this event help a National Historic Landmark site that takes care of both the living and the dead. Its 78 acres provide green space for the neighboring communities as well as a place of respite and recreation for the citizens of Philadelphia. The 5K helps support this civic-minded space while preserving its art, architecture and historical significance.
YOU can help the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery continue their work doing things like using the Cemetery as a classroom to teach a group of eager middle school students to be junior historians, digitally mapping the grounds or resetting hundreds of aging tombstones.
Consider making a donation of any amount to help Laurel Hill. You'll feel warm and fuzzy and we'll put the funds to good use!
The things you see while strolling the Cemetery grounds are things you save. Make a donation today!