TEDxBoston 2014

Nancy Frates

An Ice Bucket Worth Spreading

Lessons learned from a family’s journey to raise awareness for a devastating disease with a viral campaign that captured our hearts.



Nancy Frates has worked tirelessly for ALS awareness since her son, Pete, was diagnosed in 2012. Pete is the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral fundraising phenomenon that has raised more than $140 million for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gherig’s disease.