About Us

We Are The Flame Fighters 

It all started with a twelve year-old boy who wanted to raise money and awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)–a disease his mother has had for over 19 years. Now, his mission has turned into an annual event.


Who We Are

Fight The Flame® is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise money and educate the Charlotte-area community in the name of CRPS/RSD. We were started by teens who wanted to bring awareness to the citizens of our community to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from CRPS/RSD.


What We Have Accomplished

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our community, we have been fortunate enough to accomplish the following:

  • The first Sunday in November has been declared “CRPS Awareness Day” in North Carolina.
  • A support group for those who are suffering from CRPS has been organized in the community. Please contact us if you would like more information.
  • We are sponsoring and organizing our 6th annual Fight the Flame® 5k race. Learn more and registerhere.
  • We have established a scholarship in the name of Fight the Flame®. Learn morehere.
  • To date, we have raised over $110,000 for the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) to go towards research for CRPS.

With your continued support, we hope to accomplish much more in the near future!

What You Can Do

Are you interested in helping us Fight the Flame®? 

  • Check this website regularly for updates and information on CRPS.
  • Register for or donate to our annual Fight the Flame® 5k race.
  • Donate to theRSDSA.
  • Contact us! We would love your help to raise awareness and money in the name of CRPS.

All Donations Go To

100% of the funds raised will help the RSDSA to provide support, education, and hope to all affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD, and drive research for better treatments and a cure. 

For more information about RSDSA go to: http://rsds.org

Fight The Flame® 5k

This year’s annual Fight The Flame® 5k will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:00am. It is located at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte North Carolina. 

Please register or donate here

Near You

Virtual races have popped up all around the United States. So far in Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, and more. If you would like to start a virtual run near you, please contact us