Pete Frates’ Brother Runs Marathon To Raise Awareness For ALS

April 18, 2017 - als

BOSTON (CBS) — Andrew Frates ran his initial Boston Marathon to support his brother, who he named “Boston’s Hero.”

Andrew had wanted to run this marathon to lift recognition for ALS given his brother Pete Frates was diagnosed with a illness 5 years ago. Pete, a former Boston College ball captain, was only 27 during a time.

Pete afterwards became a impulse behind a Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral fundraising debate that raised some-more than $115 million for ALS research.

Before a race, Frates told WBZ-TV, “I wish to make my hermit proud.”


Frates finished his competition in 05:05:39.

While he wasn’t gratified with his time, Frates was vehement to accept his award as he spoke with WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton.

“I’m really unapproachable of this. It started with Steve Buckley a few years ago, and [BC baseball] Assistant Coach Greg Sullivan final year, and now a flame is on to me,” Frates said.

“It was hard, though zero compares to what [Pete] goes by each day vital with ALS.”

He combined that a whole family, including Pete, was looking brazen to springtime, and ball season.

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