From a viral fundraising campaign that saw thousands of people doused in ice water, to the loss of Boston’s beloved long-serving mayor. Here is a look back at some of the stories that stole the headlines over the last year.
Pete Frates, the inspiration of massively successful Ice Bucket Challenge, was honored Tuesday by Sports Illustrated.
Pete Frates’ wife, Julie, gave birth to Lucy Fitzgerald Frates early Sunday morning, according to a family friend.
The Ice Bucket Challenge hit a major milestone Friday, topping more than $100 million in donations to the ALS Association in a month.
The ALS Association received $2.7 million during the same time period last year.
One website is selling an Ice Bucket Challenge Halloween costume, while others offer pins and T-shirts.
More than 2.4 million Ice Bucket Challenge videos were posted between June 1 and August 17 worldwide.
The ALS Association said the viral fundraising campaign has brought in 637,527 new donors.
The ALS Association said Tuesday that 453,210 new donors have helped raise a total of $22.9 million between July 29 and August 19.
It seems as though nearly everyone has taken part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” dumping a bucket of ice water over their head to raise awareness for ALS.