Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

August 21, 2014 9:22 PM

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This summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been soaking daring people across the country. It's become a viral sensation, with everyone from Oprah, to Bill Gates, to Tim Cook participating in the challenge, which dares people to drop a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise funds and awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient Pete Frates and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral. His efforts caught on with Boston-area athletes and spread quickly over the Internet.

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