▪ Founder | ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Pete Frates is the guy who likely influenced you to pick up a bucket filled with ice water and dump it on your head without hesitation. You probably had somebody film the whole thing, too.
Frates is the inspiring former Boston College baseball captain who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, at the age of 25 in March 2012. Upon his diagnosis, Frates asked his doctor how much he needed to fundraise to cure ALS — a disease that robs those affected of their ability to use their muscles, and eventually, breathe. Frates’ doctor told him he’d need to raise $1 billion.