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Frates family: final Plunge for Pete ‘beyond expectations’

Nancy Frates

By Taylor Ann Bradford (original source The Salem News)

“Hundreds of people stood on the shore’s edge at Good Harbor Beach Saturday in nothing but bathing suits, all in support of a man who had made waves in the classroom, on the baseball field, and in the fight against ALS.

On Dec. 28, the day that would have been Pete Frates’ 35th birthday, more than 400 people plunged into the ice cold Atlantic Ocean for the eighth and final Plunge for Pete.

Frates, the Beverly man who inspired the ice bucket challenge that raised more than $200 million for ALS research, died Dec. 9.”

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