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Boston Honors Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Associated Press

FILE - Former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, seen center left in this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, receives a kiss from Boston College head baseball coach Mike Gambino after Frates was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, during ceremonies in Frates home in Beverly, Mass.

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 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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