Man who desirous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to accept NCAA award
November 19, 2016 - als
NEWTON, Mass. – The NCAA is honoring a former Boston College ball captain who desirous people around a universe to dump buckets of ice H2O over their heads to lift millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s Disease research.
Pete Frates was 27 years aged in 2012 when he was diagnosed with a disease, also famous as amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or ALS.
The NCAA pronounced Thursday that Frates will accept a 2017 Inspiration Award in January.
Frates is from Beverly, Massachusetts. Since his diagnosis he has dedicated himself to efforts to find a heal for a neurodegenerative disease, that weakens muscles and impairs earthy functioning.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge lifted some-more than $220 million in 2014. It took off as people posted videos of themselves doused with cold H2O and challenged their friends.