Pete Frates ALS Hero

“Be passionate, be genuine, be hardworking, and don’t ever be afraid to be great.”

The Peter Frates Family Foundation

The Peter Frates Foundation is a newly formed 501c3 non-profit with the mission to assist progressed ALS patients and their families with the overwhelming cost of home health care. As the disease of ALS progresses through the patient’s body, the employment of specialized and skilled providers is imperative for required level care assuring the stability of the patient as they continue to live in their home surrounded by the love and comfort of family and friends.

in Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research

Pete’s Story

A former Captain of the Boston College baseball team and professional baseball player in Europe, Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012, at the age of 27. Since his diagnosis, Pete has enjoyed the strength and support of his family and new bride, Julie. Pete and Julie were married in June of 2013, and together they, as well as his whole family, have taken an active role in raising awareness and funds for ALS research.

ALS Resources

We’re committed to building out our website with top ALS Resources. Please utilize the following links:

Financial Assistance

For out of pocket home health care assistance for progressed patients

Donate to 501C3

All donations are tax deductible and truly impact ALS patients in need.


We’re blessed to have such strong partners carry out our mission and Pete’s legacy.


Learn more about ALS with some of the most common questions on our Education page.

ALS Education

Have questions about ALS? We’ve created a specific Education page that can help answer any of the common FAQs about the disease.

ALS Donations

Every donation helps. As a 501C3, your donations are tax deductible and helping contribute to ALS patients that need financial assistance. 

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS

While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man whose love for others was unshakable. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.

Upcoming 2024 Events

25 Apr

2024 ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park

Boston College will be facing Univeristy of Virginia at historic Fenway Park this April. Ticket links to be shared soon!

Fenway Park, Boston, MA

26 Aug

2024 Pete Frates Golf Classic

We will be teeing off for the 7th annual Pete Frates Golf Classic at Turner Hill in Ipswich, MA. The date is August 26! Mark your calendar!

Turner Hill, Ipswich, MA

19 Sep

The Captain’s Ball

Ray Bourque’s Captain’s Ball honoring Pete Frates was a huge success in 2023 and will be hosted atSoWa Power Station Boston for 2024.

SoWa Power Station Boston – Boston, MA

24 Oct

Bonita Bay Club Golf Tournament

The Peter Frates Family Foundation will be teaming up with other organizations for their first Florida golf this Fall!

Bonita Springs, Florida

Simple Steps of Financial Assistance


Complete Short Application

The first part of the application process is filling our the short questionnaire from ALS patient.


Upload Letter of Diagnosis

The second part is uploading the letter/document of ALS diagnosis.


Additional Information

Third is any supporting information and estimated cost details about the need (caregiving/nursing out of pocket expenses).