The Beau’s 5k for Ovarian Cancer Canada – Lacing up for the cause

Have you heard about the Beau’s 5k for Ovarian Cancer Canada? The annual Beau’s 5K takes place in a small town in Ontario called Vankleek Hill.

The event started small in 2015 at Beau’s Brewery, a local craft brewery, in honour of Ashley Courtois (Cowan), a young woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The event grew each year during Ashley’s three-year journey. Ashley passed away in 2018, but the event continues in honour of her strength and spirit, and her love of running.

Ashley Cowan wearing a teal ribbon, running in a group.

Ashley Cowan at Beau’s 5k

To date, the Beau’s 5k has raised over $288,000 in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada.

“Race day is all about the feels. Our purpose at Beau’s is elevating the human spirit, and we see a full spectrum of that when we host the Beau’s 5K. This event is deeply connected to what we stand for both as Beau’s and as part of the community of Vankleek Hill,” says Jen. “We continue to work with Ovarian Cancer Canada and know that 100% of our collective work is going to support better outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.”

Do you have an idea to rally your community? Businesses and individuals can host their own event in support of this important cause.

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