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Boston rally to honor man who inspired ice bucket challenge

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(AP) - The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge 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, the Boston College baseball team and other guests are expected to attend.
    
Frates is a former Boston College baseball star who inspired the ice bucket challenge that's raised millions of dollars for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

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