Clay Walker Continues Fight Against MS With 2017 Chords of Hope Concert
Clay Walker continues his fight against multiple sclerosis with the announcement of his 8th annual Chords of Hope event on June 6 in Nashville. The 2017 event takes place at 3rd and Lindsley and will feature a variety of surprise performers throughout the night.
Presented in partnership with Walker's charity Band Against MS, the event raises profits to fund research and education for MS, with the proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center and the singer's organization.
“This is our 8th year putting together Chords of Hope, and every year the event and even the fans who come out and support keep getting better,” Walker says in a press release. “The amount of money that continues to get raised to help support research and education through BAMS and the MS Center at Vanderbilt is incredible and this night is truly a special one for me and for Music City!”
Walker founded Band Against MS in 2003, raising more than a whopping $4.5 million, helping those inflicted by the disease. Started in 2010, Chords of Hope has raised funds for those affected by MS, a disease the country singer has been battling since 1996, with doctors saying he would be in a wheelchair by 2000 and would die not long after.
Defying the doctors' predictions, the "She Won't Be Lonely Long" singer is also hosting the fifth annual Band Against MS Ride in Humble, Texas, on March 25 and is set to take the stage at the ACM Party For a Cause event prior to the 2017 ACM Awards on April 2.
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