Nancy Frates:
Meet the mom who started the Ice Bucket Challenge

TEDxBoston · 18:53 · Filmed Oct 2014
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Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge craze this summer? Meet the mom who started it all. When Nancy Frates's son Pete hurt his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn’t a broken bone, it was ALS, and there is no cure. In this inspiring talk, Nancy tells the story of what happened next.

Mother + ALS Advocate
Nancy Frates and her family have raised a projected $160 million for ALS research in 2014. How? They kicked off the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to honor 29-year-old Pete Frates. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBoston, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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