ALS Association President on death of Peter Frates: The ice bucket challenge was “Such a galvanizing, wonderful experience for families”

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FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife Julie, center, and two-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Pete Frates, the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, could be released from the hospital this week, his family said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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ALS Association President Julie Sharpe talks about the legacy of Peter Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS and pioneered the ice bucket challenge, which took over your social media feeds for months in 2013. Julie talks about where the research is in arriving at a cure for ALS, much of which is thanks to that viral fundraiser.

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