Pat Quinn, co-founder of Ice Bucket Challenge, dead at 37 after losing ALS battle

Pat Quinn, co-founder of Ice Bucket Challenge, dead at 37 after losing ALS battle


The New York man who co-founded the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” died Sunday after a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — the disease he tirelessly raised awareness for until he succumbed himself.

Pat Quinn, a 37-year-old from Yonkers, was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 and soon after, created the social media challenge as a way to raise money to find a cure for the illness, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Patrick early this morning. He was a blessing to us all in so many ways. We will always remember him for his inspiration and courage in his tireless fight against ALS,” a post on the Quinn for the Win Facebook page read Sunday.

Trending: What Was In Those Bush Sr. Funeral Envelopes and Why Did Mike Pence Get One?

The Ice Bucket Challenge, which swept social media starting in 2014, asked people to record themselves dumping a bucket of ice over their body. The stunt ended up raising over $220 million

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Send this to a friend