BEVERLY (AP) — Police in the hometown of the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge plan to host one with his family.
Beverly Police Chief John LeLacheur says officers and Pete Frates’ family will take the challenge Sunday. The department is challenging other officers, firefighters, emergency workers and t public to participate.READ MORE: Jury Selected In Trial Of Thomas Latanowich, Charged With Killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon
Frates inspired the ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $220 million for Lou Gehrig’s disease research since 2014.READ MORE: 'This Is Temporary': Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended For Another 2 Months
The Massachusetts native and former Boston College baseball star was diagnosed in 2012 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. There is no known cure for the disease, which weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning.
During the challenge, participants dump buckets of ice water over their heads and challenge others to do the same to promote ALS awareness and encourage donations.MORE NEWS: New Quinnipiac Poll Shows President Biden's Job Approval Slip Over COVID Concerns
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