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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Motivator Pete Frate Dead at 34

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Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball star whose battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis inspired the viral Ice Bucket Challenge and raised millions for ALS research, died Monday at age 34.  “Pete was an inspiration to so many people around the world who drew strength from his courage and resiliency,” his family wrote in a statement, […]

The man behind the ALS Ice bucket challenge dies at age 46

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Anthony Senerchia Jr., the inspiration behind the viral ALS Ice bucket challenge lost his 14- year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis on Saturday at age 46. Senerchia was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2003. “It’s a difficult disease and tough when you’re losing. Your body is failing you. But he was […]

ALS Association Announces “Ice Bucket Challenge” Worked

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In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral to help raise awareness of the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Slate.com credits Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with the disease, as the creator of the challenge. The challenge took like wildfire, everyday people and […]