VANKLEEK HILL – The 5th Annual Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada took place Saturday July 6, in Vankleek Hill, and raised $50,000 for Ovarian Cancer Canada. The event attracted 451 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 – 2018 editions. Added to the fundraising from previous years, a total of more than $165,000 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 2018. 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.
Beau’s Brewing Co. is a family run, employee owned, organic Canadian brewery. Beau’s uses 100 percent green electricity to brew flagship “Lug Tread Lagered Ale”, year-round offerings “Full Time I.P.A.” and “Good Time I.P.A” and “Beau’s Grapefruit Radler.” As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau’s meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Founded in 2006 by father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne, Beau’s is located in Vankleek Hill, & Beau’s beer is available across Canada and in the US (NY, MA). Beau’s has earned more than 120 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices www.beaus.ca/awards.