USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 9, 2012
On December 9th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 6th 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 six Annual Run/Walk events. This year, he was presented with a plaque in recognition of his support of Quench the Fire and the USC Pain Center, and he mingled with the fans who attended, posing for pictures and signing autographs.
Below are some photos from the event.