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Alan Legatt

Team Captain Hot Flashes Walk MS: Westchester 2023


Please Help Me to Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis!!

Why I Do the MS Walk

I'm a neurologist, but that's not why I do the MS Walk and am a team captain. I do these things because of my two beloved relatives with MS (one who has sadly passed away). If I could snap my fingers and cure them, I would. But I can't. The next best thing I can do is to help to raise a lot of money for research, treatment, and support services to help people with MS. When I'm at a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, I go to sessions about MS, and I've seen wonderful research presentations where, at the end, the researcher acknowledged support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I've said that I'm fortunate among team captains - not only do I help to raise money, but I get to see the good uses to which it's being put.

The Hot Flashes team

The Hot Flashes MS Walk team began in 2000, with four people doing the Westchester MS Walk at Rye Playland. We have grown considerably since then; in our biggest year, we had over 300 team members and were the # 8 MS Walk fundraising team in the entire country. In some years we also had contingents at the Rockland or Manhattan MS Walks. In the 23 years in which we have participated in the MS Walk (from 2000 through 2022), the Hot Flashes team has raised a total of over $700,000, but we want to raise a lot more - a lot has been accomplished in the fight against multiple sclerosis, but there's still a lot to be done.

Because we're limited to only a single page on the MS Society's Web site (you're looking at it), the Hot Flashes team has a separate Web site that includes a lot more information and a Photo Gallery. Please visit that site; the URL is:


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