FUNDRAISING 2009 - CURRENT
The Rest in Peace 5K Run is a charity race, benefitting 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. Since its founding in 1836, Laurel Hill Cemetery has been a place for the living as well as for the dead. Its 78 acres provide green space for the East Falls community 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.
New this year, double your donation!! The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery Board will match RIP 5K Annual Fund donations up to $3,500. Proceeds from the event and the Annual Fund will benefit the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a 501c3 nonprofit.
The things you see while strolling the Cemetery grounds are things you save. Make a donation today!