TO IDENTIFY AND FUND CURE DRIVEN ALS RESEARCH & FUND PROGRAMS DEDICATED TO BETTERING THE LIVES OF THOSE LIVING WITH ALS
(Please note: Funds donated to the FrateTrain ALS Research & Support Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and do not in any way directly benefit, including medical expenses, Pete Frates. If you would like to help Pete Frates with his medical and other expenses please CLICK HERE)
About Pete Frates:
Pete Frates is the 31-year-old former Boston College Division 1 athlete, and creator of the world famous Ice Bucket Challenge, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Pete established the FrateTrain ALS Research & Support Fund to provide funding for targeted ALS research and to help support those afflicted with ALS who have not been as fortunate to receive the support he has. The Fund was created to carry on his and Team Frate Train's mission to raise awareness and assist in discovering a treatment and a cure for ALS. ALS research received tremendous recognition over summer 2014 through the widespread “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Its purpose was to promote awareness of the disease and to encourage donations to research, the cause received an outpouring of support. With the support of countless celebrities including Jimmy Fallon, Matt Damon, and Taylor Swift, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” was a tremendous success; raising millions of dollars to help find treatments and a cure, as well as raising awareness worldwide about this tragic disease.
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