Anthony Senerchia

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: disability activist who served as an early inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser, which has raised $115 million with $89 million funding research for a treatment and cure during an eight-week period in 2014, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) shortly after marrying his high school sweetheart Jeanette Hane in 2003 and created the Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation to help fund ALS research and assist families whose loved ones have been stricken with the disease.

 

 

Cause of Death: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

 

Born: March 11, 1971

 

Died: November 25, 2017

 

Location: Pelham, New York