Gov. Baker Takes Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Research
August 11, 2015 - als
BOSTON He’s gotten a buzz cut for cancer research and now Gov. Charlie Baker has taken a Ice Bucket Challenge to assistance find an ALS cure.
Baker, wearing a “Free Brady” T-shirt, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined former Boston College ball actor Pete Frates and his family to take a plea on a stairs of a State House on Monday afternoon.
Several State House employees and others also participated in a challenge, backing a stairs of a State House around 2 p.m.
While Frates’ relatives contend they can't reconstruct a vitality of final summer’s challenge — which organizers contend lifted some-more than $220 million globally for ALS research — WBUR’s Curt Nickisch reports a Frateses told Monday’s crowd that they wish to “galvanize” another giving wave.
“Our family wants to appreciate Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and all participants for publicly holding partial in this year’s ‘Every Aug Until A Cure’ Ice Bucket Challenge,” pronounced John Frates, Pete’s father, in a statement. “We were impressed with a support we perceived final summer, and will continue fighting to boost recognition and find a heal for ALS.”
Pete Frates and Pat Quinn started a plea final year to lift recognition about a neurological disease, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Last year, some-more than 17 million ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos were posted online. The transformation took off as people posted videos of themselves doused with cold H2O and challenged their friends.
With stating from a WBUR Newsroom and The Associated Press
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