Man who inspired ice bucket challenge dies aged 34

Man who inspired ice bucket challenge dies aged 34

Pete Frates, 34, an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis( ALS) advocate who helped found the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died after a seven-year battle with the disease. He went on to raise awareness and funds for his condition. Frates, from Boston, helped popularize the viral challenge, and it has since raised about $220m. The money helped researchers identify a new gene associated with ALS.

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Seekster
Seekster 2 months

So random people dumping ice on themselves didn't help him? 😮

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 2 months

Didn't he die last year?

The Big Dawg
The Big Dawg 2 months

Why is this news? People who do viral challenges die all the time.

AW1990
AW1990 2 months

Sad to hear, but when I read the headline I forgot which disease the ice bucket challenge was spreading awareness of...

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