400 participants, $70,000 raised at Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada
The 4th Annual Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada took place Saturday July 7, 2018, in the Eastern Ontario community of Vankleek Hill, and raised $70,000 for Ovarian Cancer Canada. The event attracted 400 walkers and runners this year, who started and finished at local craft brewery Beau’s. Participants were rewarded with a cold glass of beer for their hard work.
The first-year fundraiser took place on a small scale, but grew significantly for the 2016 and 2017 editions. Added to the fundraising from previous years, a total of more than $115,000 has been raised by this event. The race was created in 2015, in honour of Vankleek Hill local and running enthusiast Ashley Courtois (Cowan), who succumbed to ovarian cancer in May. Funds raised enable important programs in support, awareness and research to address ovarian cancer and help ensure that women with this disease live fuller, better and longer lives.