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Getting chilled for a good cause

On August 20 Middlesex Sheriff David Bushey gladly accepted the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. The format requires that all those who are challenged must have a bucket of ice water poured over them within 24 hours. Bushey’s father died in 1996 of ALS and since that time his family has donated to ALS research. After enduring the ice water shock, Bushey nominated Middlesex Emergency Services Coordinator Mark Nugent (above, left) to take the challenge, which Nugent accepted. The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness for ALS—a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and has no cure. ALS is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

posted 08.27.2014

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