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Hundreds honor ice bucket challenge booster Pete Frates with final icy plunge

Hundreds honor ice bucket challenge booster Pete Frates with final icy plunge

About 1,000 people showed up for the final 'Plunge for Pete' at Good Harbor Beach in Massachusetts to honor ice bucket challenge inspiration Peter Frates.

About 1,000 people showed up for the final “Plunge for Pete” at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, and more than half of those braved the frigid waters on what would have been Frates' 35th birthday.

Family and friends gathered for the final “Plunge for Pete" event on Saturday. Pete Frates, who died earlier this month, was the force behind the viral ALS ice bucket challenge which raised millions for ALS research.

Photos: See hundreds honor Pete Frates at the last 'Plunge 4 Pete'

Final ‘Plunge 4 Pete’ scheduled to remember Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates

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Final ‘Plunge 4 Pete’ scheduled to remember Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates

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Around 1,000 people showed up to Good Harbor Beach in Glouster to be a part of the final "Plunge for Pete" Saturday morning. The event, in its eighth year, raised money for the Pete Frates#3  Fund, which helped pay for Frates’ medical bills.

Pete Frates' family leads hundreds in final plunge

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When the cure for ALS is found Pete Frates will be one of the first names mentioned when people ask how it happened. What a fight he put forth. Rest In Peace.

BREAKING: Pete Frates, the man who inspired the viral #IceBucketChallenge  that raised millions of dollars for ALS research, has died at age 34, his family says in a statement released by Boston College.

Pete Frates, the former college baseball player with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped make the ALS ice bucket challenge go viral, has died at 34. R.I.P.

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Pete Frates, the Beverly man whose battle with ALS sparked the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died at the age of 34, according to a release from the Frates family. Rest in peace, Pete ❤️

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Pete Frates, who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research, has died at age 34.

Pete Frates was the definition of an inspiration. His courage, determination, and fight made Boston – and the world – proud. The impact he made on all of us will never be forgotten. The Bruins offer their sincere condolences to the Frates family during this difficult time.

Ice Bucket Challenge, led by former BC baseball player Pete Frates, helped fund discovery of gene linked to ALS.

Watch the #SCFeatured  that tells the story of Pete Frates, the BC captain who inspired the ALS #IceBucketChallenge :

Why We Love Sports Today: Red Sox & Boston College wear Pete Frates jerseys to honor former BC captain fighting ALS.

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Pete Frates, the man who inspired #IceBucketChallenge , is now a father. He & his wife Julie welcomed daughter Lucy Sunday morning.

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