Man who championed Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has died

Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, helped the movement go viral – and raised more than $220 million to fund drug research.
1:38 | 12/10/19

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He helped inspire the ice bucket challenge. It was the ice bucket challenge, born five years ago, raising more than $220 million to fight Lou Gehrig's, to fight A.L.S. The idea, simple. Take the challenge, and a bucket of ice, and raise money. I'm proud to take the ice bucket challenge. Ice bucket challenge for A.L.S. Reporter: Bill Gates, Oprah, Lebron James -- and we here at a ABC news. Amy robach with her hands to her face. The New York City fire department got to me first. And so much of it inspired by the story of one brave fighter. Pete Frates, a young baseball star, diagnosed with A.L.S. At 27. For a young guy like myself to be diagnosed, I hope I can use my youth and the networks that I'm part of to promote some awareness. Reporter: And he did. Raising hundreds of millions for research. His wife, Julie, holding the bucket. He kept fighting, he worked for his college baseball team. Good boy, lub. Reporter: He walked his new bride down the aisle. And he became a father to Lucy. I've always kind of been a positive guy. For me, it was, okay, here's what we're dealing with, let's go to work. Reporter: So, tonight, we vow to keep working, in honor of Pete Frates, who died peacefully at just 34. Inspiring so many with his strength. Let's work together. Let's find a cure. (Park Ranger 1) Enjoy your time off.

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