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Pete Frates, Popularized “Ice Bucket Challenge” For ALS Dies at 33

Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player stricken with ALS whose Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for ALS research, is applauded by Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, far left, and his wife Julie Frates, middle, along with other family members prior to the home opener baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

USA – Who doesn’t remember the Ice Bucket Challenge a social media campaign involving donating money to ALS research and filming themselves pouring ice water over their heads, then challenging others to do the same. To date the challenge after going viral has raised 200 million globally according to reports.

The man Peter Frates, a star massachusettes baseball player who had to retire after being diganosed with ALS died today Monday December 5, 2019 at 33 year old. Frates dream was to play for the MLB he got close, playing at Boston College and then in Europe before being diagnosed at 27.

To this date there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.