Pete Frates, the Beverly, Massachusetts, native and Boston College baseball player, who had pioneered the "Ice Bucket Challenge," has passed away, according to 7 News Boston.

His family announced Monday, December 9, that Pete lost his battle with ALS, the news station reported.

Pete was the inspiration for the ice bucket challenge that helped raise over $200 million for research. According the 7 News Boston, Pete was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.

Sadly, there is no cure yet for ALS.

I always will believe that each of us are put here to make a mark and help people. Pete definitely made his mark!

I’m sure at one point in time we were all exposed to the Ice Bucket Challenge or did it ourselves.

Check out some of the good ones and not so good ones of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" HERE in honor of Pete.


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