West Kelowna, BC’s Country Music Gentleman, Ben Klick, organized the second annual “Music Fest MS” raising $34,690 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Due to COVID-19, the event was moved online to YouTube and streamed live for viewers across Canada, and on national TV through Shaw Spotlight joining in the national campaign, #WeChallengeMS, which raised over $2.3M to support programs for Canadians affected by MS and ground-breaking research towards a cure for the auto-immune disease. Klick reached out to a star-studded lineup of country music artists and speakers spanning across Canada and the United States to take part in the event including Juno Award Winner, Jess Moskaluke, CCMA and Platinum selling artist, Aaron Goodvin, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Bobby Wills, Wes Mack, David James, Genevieve Fisher, Kira Isabella, Justine Fedak, Pamela Valentine (President of the MS Society of Canada), and Ben Klick, himself. The 90 minute show had over 4,000 viewers and reached nearly 80,000 people world-wide.
Once I received the news, I knew I wanted to do something to help. My family has always been extremely close, and it’s the least I could do to give back when they’ve all supported me over the years.
“Fight. Play. Feel. Live.” is the slogan for “Music Fest MS”, creating a strong, supportive community of music lovers, businesses, the MS Society of Canada and those affected by MS. With planning underway for “Music Fest MS” and MS Awareness Month in May, 2021, Klick states, “I’m very excited to be able to share this event with people all over the world and help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis”. Donations to Music Fest MS stay open until September, the replay of the show is on Ben Klick’s YouTube channel, and you can learn more at www.benklick.com/musicfestms.