2021 MUSIC FEST MS RAISES $45,360
Music Fest MS, May 30, 2021, totals $115,142 in 3 years
BC’s Country Music Gentleman, Ben Klick, organized the third annual “Music Fest MS” raising $45,360 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada last Sunday, contributing to $3.5 Million raised nationally. In three years the event has raised $115,142. The event is named one of the largest, single-day fundraisers put on by a third party in MS history.
Due to COVID-19 the show was moved online to YouTube, picked up and presented as a radiothon by New Country 100.7 and New Country 103.1, and streamed live for viewers across Canada as a telethon on national TV through Shaw Spotlight. Klick, the founder and organizer, who also hosted and played the event, 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, and others stars including Bobby Wills, Wes Mack, Chad Brownlee, Jason McCoy, Aaron Pritchett, Raquel Cole, The Heels, and the Hunter Brothers.
Klick was inspired to organize and perform Music Fest MS after his father’s diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in June 2018.
“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.” – Ben Klick
“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, 2022, 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 October, the replay of the show is on Ben Klick’s YouTube channel, and you can learn more at www.benklick.com/musicfestms.
Watch the replay of the show below!