Boston honors ALS patient who inspired ice bucket challenge

BOSTON (AP) The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge that has raised millions for ALS research is being honored at Boston City Hall.

Mayor Martin Walsh is hosting a rally Tuesday for Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) at City Hall Plaza. The event coincides with the release of a new book on Frates.

''The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS'' was written by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. Half of its proceeds benefit the Frates family.

Walsh will declare Sept. 5 as Pete Frates Day in Boston.

Frates, his family, the book authors, Boston Red Sox officials and the Boston College baseball team are expected to attend.

Frates is a former Boston College baseball star who has inspired millions of dollars in donations for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

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