On Nov. 4, CrossFit Los Altos and Focused Individual Trainers hosted its annual Fight Gone Bad fundraiser workout to support the efforts of U.S. Pain Foundation. The event was a huge success with more than 50 athletes participating and nearly 140 donors raising over $17,700 for U.S. Pain’s flagship program, the INvisible Project.

Director of CrossFit Los Altos, Rick Dyer, shared why this fundraiser is so important to him: his wife, Nicole Hemmenway — vice president of U.S. Pain Foundation — lives with complex regional sympathetic disorder, a chronic condition that causes pain. “U.S. Pain Foundation is a one-of-a-kind organization that is truly patient-focused,” says Dyers. “The work they do to share patient stories, advocate for proper treatment, and empower those living with pain is remarkable. I am thankful to our CrossFit community and gym who rallied around this cause, making the event possible.”

President and Founder of U.S. Pain Paul Gileno echoed Rick’s sentiments. “I cannot thank CrossFit Los Altos enough for the tremendous effort they put forth to make this year’s Fight Gone Bad such a fantastic and successful event. On behalf of U.S. Pain, I am so very humbled and honored for their continued support of people with pain.”

The funds raised will be used to produce a new INvisible Project edition for 2018. To learn more about Fight Gone Bad or to donate to its efforts, visit its FirstGiving page.