YONKERS (1010 WINS) -- Patrick Quinn, a Yonkers man who was one of the creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died.
Quinn died Sunday morning, according to the official Facebook page of Quinn for the Win, a group Quinn founded to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), 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 message on the Facebook page reads.
1010 WINS has reached out to Quinn for the Win for comment.
Quinn, 37, was diagnosed with ALS in March 2013, a month after his 30th birthday.
He helped found and promote the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014. The challenge saw celebrities and millions of others across the globe dumping a bucket of water on their head to encourage donations for ALS research.
The challenge went viral in the summer of 2014, with everyone from Bill Gates to former President George W. Bush taking part, and has continued ever since.
According to USA Today, more than 17 million people posted videos of the challenge online, a boon for ALS research and awareness. The ALS Association raised more than $115 million.