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BC Mourns the Loss of Pete Frates

In August 2014, Pete Frates became a household name. The Ice Bucket Challenge swept social media as over 17 million people all over the world dumped freezing cold water on their heads in the name of research, fundraising and awareness for the horrific disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Frates – the former Boston College baseball captain battling the disease with a young wife and daughter – was the face of the campaign, putting his life on display to show the world what it could do to a vibrant, healthy and athletic human being.

Frates passed away on Dec.