No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

November 1, 2013

Filmmaker About Town -- MS Can Do Honors Clay Walker

With all of the tragic events that occur on a daily basis, it's always refreshing to learn of people who are doing positive things to make someone's life better.  One such organization is MS Can Do mscando.org.  They help those living with MS reclaim a "sense of dignity, control and freedom" by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to transform challenges into possibilities.

I had the privilege of filming their awards dinner held this year at The Metropolitan Club, New York City.  Each year they honor an individual who has demonstrated the Can Do spirit and who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of those living with MS.  This year they honored country musician and founder of Band Against MS, Clay Walker claywalker.com.  Clay has battled MS since he was diagnosed with it 17 years ago.  Thankfully, he is now in remission and is moving forward with his goal to help raise awareness and fund research.

Below is a Fox News short showing a clip from the event and a quick interview with Clay -- happy to say that my footage of Clay accepting the award came in handy.

A special thank you to Claudia Hanlin theweddinglibrary.com for connecting me to this fantastic organization.

If you or someone you know has MS, check out the MS Can Do website so you can learn more about their programs.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2769530698001/honors-for-carrie-amp-clay/