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Join team Frate Train and fight to Strike out ALS!
$6,120 Raised
122% of $5k goal
78 contributors
2 Years running
Meet my cousin Julie Kowalik Frates and her husband Pete Frates: 

I know, sorta funny looking, but they're actually kinda cool once you get to know them. They're Boston College superfans, wicked big Sox fans, super fun, and wicked nice.

I like Pete because he likes baseball:

Julie likes me because I play dress up with her:

And I like Julie because she used to be so cute:
Since March of 2012, when Pete was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig's
Disease,) they have been kicking ass, throwing pitches, and raising
hell, money and awareness with hearts of champions.

In a nutshell; they rock.

The Frates Family has plunged head first into the Fight to Strike Out ALS, and they are the driving force behind team Frate Train.The Frate Train has motivated thousands of people to help out and
join the Fight. It was the Frate Train that inspired my aunt Kate
to sacrifice her fur coat to save me from hypothermia after the
Plunge for Pete last winter:

And inspired Pete to crown me Chilliest Plunger:
And what did I do in return? Well, I drank some warm beverages and raised a whopping $50. That's right.

I know, I know. WORST COUSIN EVER. And that's where you come in.
Last weekend my sisters and I rode the Frate Train to Hartford, CT
and ran the ING Hartford Half Marathon.

Next weekend the Frate Train arrives in Grand Central Station to run the ING New York City Marathon. And I need your help!

My GOAL? To win back the title of FAVORITE COUSIN.

My PLAN? To raise ONE HUNDRED times my last fundraising effort (for those of you still calculating, that's $5,000.)

Your JOB? Contribute. Pitch in $50, $100, $250, whatever you can

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