Ice Bucket Chal­lenge in­spi­ra­tion hon­ored

Woonsocket Call - - Region/obituaries -

BOS­TON (AP) — Get ready for Ice Bucket Chal­lenge Week.

The Mas­sachusetts Leg­is­la­ture has ap­proved a bill des­ig­nat­ing the first week of Au­gust as a time to honor Pete Frates. The for­mer Bos­ton Col­lege base­ball star was di­ag­nosed in 2012 with amy­otrophic lat­eral scle­ro­sis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Dis­ease. There is no known cure for the dis­ease that weak­ens mus­cles and im­pairs phys­i­cal func­tion­ing.

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