The fight to put ALS on ice

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• 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.

Catch up with pre­vi­ous in­stall­ments and watch re­lated video at boston­her­

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