The fight to put ALS on ice
• Sports writer Stephen Hewitt reports on a basketball team captained by a former Boston College player — and friend of Pete Frates — that hopes to win a fast-growing national tourney so it can donate some of the winnings to Frates' cause.
• With billions needed to bring drugs to market, medical writer Lindsay Kalter reports on the efforts to raise money and awareness in the wake of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
• Former Boston Red Sox security guard John Welch talks to columnist Steve Buckley about driving
With a four-day series, the Herald is exploring the brave fight against ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, by people who suffer from the degenerative illness, researchers working toward a cure and the people who raise funds and lobby for the cause. to work as long as he could and his vow to never give up the fight.
• Hewitt reports on the start of the basketball tourney for Team Challenge ALS.
• Buckley writes about former NESN cameraman John Martin, a friend to most everyone with whom he ever came into contact, who maintains his voice, even as ALS tries to strip it from him.
• Kalter writes about the latest developments and promising new areas in ALS research.
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