Canada’s Country Music Gentleman, Ben Klick, is bringing back Music Fest MS on May 30, 2021
Inaugural “Music Fest MS” returns
West Kelowna, BC’s country music gentleman, Ben Klick, and Stingray Radio’s New Country 100.7 and 103.1 are teaming up to bring back Music Fest MS on May 30th, 2021 in support of #WeChallengeMS, #MSConnections, #ItTakesAVillage during MS Awareness Month and World MS Day. This nationwide virtual movement is turning everyday acts into extraordinary actions allowing communities across the country to rally with tens of thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis.
The third annual event will be held as a live stream on YouTube, a telethon on Shaw TV Spotlight, and a radiothon on New Country 100.7 in Kelowna and New Country 103.1 in Kamloops. The show features acoustic live performances by artists such as Jess Moskaluke, Aaron Goodvin, Aaron Pritchett, Jason McCoy, Chad Brownlee, Bobby Wills, Wes Mack, and Ben Klick amongst others. There will also be a message from the MS Society of Canada, as well as various other special guest appearances and performances throughout the event. Everything starts at 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time.
“In 2018, my dad was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis; An auto-immune disease that attacks the central nervous system. When I got the news, I knew I wanted to do something to help, and that’s where the idea for Music Fest MS came in. This year the festival will be held online. It’s a fun, positive, uplifting show, and the community of local businesses and music fans are all coming together!” – Ben Klick
2019 marked the first year of Music Fest MS raising more than $35,000 in support of multiple sclerosis. This made the event one of the largest, single day fundraisers in MS history. All donations for the 2021 show can be made, as well as additional information can be found at www.benklick.com/musicfestms and www.wechallengems.ca.
“Fight, Play, Feel, Live is our slogan, and I hope you can join us on May 30th for Virtual Music Fest MS for an incredible show in support of multiple sclerosis.” – Ben Klick
Key Messages from the MS Society of Canada:
We Challenge MS
This MS Awareness Month (May) Canadians are turning ordinary actions into the extraordinary. All to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
The current health crisis has impacted all Canadians and, for those affected by MS, it’s another uncertainty on top of an already challenging disease.
The need for resources and support programs for people affected by MS is as urgent and critical as ever.
Whether you create, stream, craft, walk, cycle, bake, or run – however you choose to act, this May, we will all challenge MS together.
Register or find more information today at www.wechallengems.ca
The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has impacted all Canadians. For Canadians living with and affected by MS, it presents additional concerns on top of an already challenging disease. The need for information, resources and support remains as urgent as ever. This MS Awareness Month, #WeChallengeMS by asking Canadians to turn ordinary hobbies like baking, running or cycling, into fundraising opportunities supporting Canadians affected by MS. On Sunday, May 24, MS communities across Canada will also rally at a nationwide virtual MS Walk.
The global campaign for this year’s MS Awareness Month, MS Connections, focuses on building communities and connections. People living with and affected by MS may deal with isolation and loneliness on a regular basis, and such feelings can be exacerbated during this health crisis. By fundraising and participating in #WeChallengeMS, while maintaining physical distancing, Canadians can help provide a sense of community and essential support to people affected by MS while continuing to fund the research that is so fundamental to changing their lives.
For more information on #WeChallengeMS and how to participate, visit wechallengeMS.ca.
For more information on MS and COVID-19, visit https://mssociety.ca/resources/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus.