The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge has co-authored a new book about fellow BC grad Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. Frates, a former BC Baseball captain, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 at age 27. In The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS (ForeEdge/University Press of New England, 2017) Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman tell the story of the man behind the viral fundraising and awareness campaign. According to the publisher, The Ice Bucket Challenge is a “testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.” Wedge and Sherman are also the authors of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy, a book about the bombings at the Boston Marathon. | Read an excerpt in the New York Daily News.

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