Pete Frates, family to celebrate key discovery in ALS fight

BOSTON (WHDH) - Pete Frates and his family will be at Strega Monday night to celebrate a key discovery in the quest to find a cure for ALS.

Frates, who played baseball at Boston College, inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge two years ago.

Money raised from the social media campaign helped scientists identify a gene that plays an important role in Lou Gehrig’s disease.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Frates Foundation.

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