Tiger Nation Participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
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“Tiger Nation Participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”

     Breckinridge County High School students and staff recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and made a donation to help in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. ALS commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.

     On Friday, September 5, 2014, Breckinridge County High School students and staff answered the challenge to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge by Grayson County High School. Students and staff donated money to the ALS Association and passed the Ice Bucket Challenge on to the students and staff at Meade County High School. As of September 8, 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised 111.1 million dollars to continue the fight against ALS. A video of Tiger Nation participating in the challenge can be viewed on the Breckinridge County High School website.

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