NCAA honoring Pete Frates, who inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge which was a quite famous last year, in which people were pouring a bucket of chilling water onto their head.

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Well, the person behind this idea is getting honored by NCAA.

Pete Frates, 27-year-old, is the person behind this highly successful campaign.

As per as reports, Pete himself was diagnosed with the Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which damages and weakens the functioning of muscles.

The first huge attempt of ALS ice bucket challenge was made in August 2014, which soon went viral on social media, and people started participating and challenging their friends to participate.

The campaign became super viral when celebrities across the world jumped into it and accepted and poured a bucket of water. They also challenged friend celebrities to accept the challenge, creating a never ending chain.

ALS organizations along with few other organizations supported this campaign of raising awareness and received millions of dollar help from across the globe.

As per as reports, the organization had raised more than $200 million in only 2014.

Pete, who lives in Beverly, Massachusetts, will receive the 2017 inspiration award in coming January, the NCAA said in press conference on Thursday.

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People who know Pete, says ‘after he got diagnosed with the condition, he dedicated his life in raising awareness about the condition and between this all he inspired people for Ice Bucket Challenge, which soon became super hit’.

 

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