Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Has Died

Sometimes a silly trend can do some good.

By Marilyn Nelson on November 30, 2017
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The man who was the inspiration behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that was all the rage during the summer of 2014 has died.

Anthony Senerchia Jr. saw an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease by using the viral campaign to raise more than $220 million.

His wife Jeannette told the Journal News Media Group, “It’s a difficult disease and tough when you’re losing. Your body is failing you. But he was a fighter…He was our light. He made our life better.

Senerchia died last weekend at the age of 46 after a 14-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosi.


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