USC Quench the Fire 5K Walk/Run
December 8, 2013

On December 8th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 7th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue 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 Quench the Fire 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 seven Annual Run/Walk events, where he has signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Video - Starting the Race

Video - Signing Autographs

Photos and videos courtesy of Melissa Hatt and PamK. Thank You!