USC Quench the Fire 5K Walk/Run
December 4, 2011
On December 4th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 5th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.
Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the five Annual Run/Walk events. As a guest emcee, he helped to signal the start of the race. Richard also mingled with the fans who attended, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Photos courtesy of Rockluvva and PamK. Thank You!