Cofounder of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ dies after ALS battle

December 7, 2017 - als

PELHAM, N.Y. — A male credited as one of a cofounders of a viral ‘‘Ice Bucket Challenge’’ that swept amicable media in 2014 died final month after a prolonged conflict with a condition famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a ALS Association said. Anthony Senerchia was 46.

The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation website pronounced a Pelham local died Nov. 25.

In a video expelled by a ALS Association, Mr. Senerchia’s wife, Jeanette, discussed how she helped launch a plea by transfer a bucket of icy H2O on herself in 2014 and posting a video to Facebook.

The plea unequivocally took off when it reached friends of Pete Frates, a former ball star during Boston College who is also fighting ALS.

Mr. Senerchia’s bucket was put on arrangement during a Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington final year.

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