USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 18, 2015
On October 18th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 9th Annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K 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 nine 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.
Below are some photos from the event.
Note From Rick
Following the race, Richard took a self portrait (with the help of his car's rear view mirror), which he captioned for the site.
During the Quench the Fire event, Richard also participated in a video interview with Audrey Johns to talk about his continuing support for the work of the USC Pain Center.
Quench the Fire - October 18, 2015
Video is available in the Video Gallery c/o Audrey Johns