Gov. Charlie Baker signs act establishing first week in August as Ice Bucket Challenge Week

BOSTON (WHDH) - Governor Charlie Baker signed an act Friday that would make the first week in August, Ice Bucket Challenge Week.

The Ice Bucket Challenge was created by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS. Frates started the challenge in 2015 and it quickly went viral.

The nationwide challenge has since raised more than $100 million for ALS research.

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