GLOUCESTER — More than a 1,000 people turned out on Saturday, December 28, 2019, for the eighth and final “Plunge for Pete” in honor of the late Pete Frates. The event coincided with what would have been Frates’ 35th birthday. Organizers said that 350 registered to take the plunge but some 400 actually jumped into the cold Atlantic Ocean waters. All photos by Bill Brett

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BOSTON — More than 300 guests attended the ALS Warriors of Wall Street’s 6th annual Bartender Challenge that was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. Among those on hand was ALS Warriors of Wall Street co-founder Eric Engdahl of Powerhouse Capital and the Boston Securities Traders’ Association, who lost his mother, Sheila, to ALS in 2009. Eric is featured in Bill’s sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers,”…

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UPDATE, December 28, 2018: Happy 34th birthday, Pete Frates! BOSTON — As a crowd gathered outside Boston’s City Hall today, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recognized Sept. 5, 2017 as Pete Frates Day in Boston. Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, his family and vast collection of friends have been committed to find a cure for this devastating disease. Frates, a former Boston College baseball standout, is the force behind the Ice Bucket Challenge,…

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The family and friends of Josh Shafer asked that we spread the word about his passing. Here is his obituary: Joshua Ryan Shafer passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, after a courageous 4-year battle with ALS. He was 44 years old. Born April 20, 1974 in Ellsworth, Maine, and raised in Winter Harbor, Maine, Josh was a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School and Boston University, spent a semester abroad at Oxford University, and…

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