VAN NUYS, CA — On Saturday, October 18th at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, USC will partner with several community organizations to fight chronic pain. The 5k & 10K Quench the Fire run is hosted by the non-profit USC Pain Center for awareness, education, research & treatment of RSD/CRPS & neuropathic chronic pain diseases.
Our event has a 5K and 10K run/walk as well as a 1 mile fun walk and a kid’s fun run. Participants from several men’s and women’s age groups will win medals and the top male and female finisher from both the 5K and 10K will win a prize. We will have lots of raffle prizes and live entertainment.
Donations to the run go towards supporting research, education, and community outreach for The Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.
The Pain Center’s goal is to provide the best patient care possible by offering a personalized and compassionate care plan that gives our patients – and their loved ones – the best quality of life. They strive to educate their patients, their patients’ friends and family, medical professionals, and the community about the debilitating effects of RSD/CRPS and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases.
To advance research, actively seek new and innovative treatments, and increase understanding of not only RSD/CRPS, but all neuropathic chronic pain diseases. RSD is too often misdiagnosed, sorely misunderstood, and still unrecognized to this day. (http://www.quenchthefire.org/)