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About icnjill

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!

2016 IC Awareness Month #lifewithIC Twitter Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our newest contest on twitter. We asked patients to tweet out their real life and/or funny moments using the hashtag-  #lifewithic
FIRST PLACE – @Bronti01
This is the sad reality for so many patients. Urologists generally work with older men and women struggling with diseases associated with aging. Just […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Announcements, Twitter|Comments Off on 2016 IC Awareness Month #lifewithIC Twitter Winners

2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest! Our gratitude to the more than 50 patients who submitted entries and our winners. It was truly difficult to pick the best. They were all great!!
FIRST PLACE – Stephanie Patterson
We love the message of the winning meme by Stephanie. It […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Announcements, Meme Contest|Comments Off on 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest Winners

2016 Poster Contest Winners

Every year during the IC Awareness Month campaign, we ask patients to submit art that shares information about life with IC. This years entries were fun, diverse, poignant and educational. It was very hard to pick winners.. they are all so good!
FIRST PLACE – Lynn Dryburgh
Lynn best exemplified our theme this year on “Shining a […]

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2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest Entries For Judging

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest Entries For Judging

 

 

 

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New 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Entries

IC patients are creative geniuses! Take a look at some of the entries that we’ve received so far for our 2016 IC Meme contest! Funny or poignant, each one certainly tells an interesting side of #lifewithic!

 

By |September 22nd, 2016|Announcements, Poster Contest|Comments Off on New 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Entries

IC Awareness Month Media Fact Sheet

IC Fast Facts For Media Professionals
What is IC?
Interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic pelvic pain condition with an unknown etiology. Patients typically experience “an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder” that lasts longer than six weeks in the absence of infection or other identifiable […]

By |August 13th, 2016|Media Kit|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month Media Fact Sheet

IC Awareness Month 2016 – Official Press Release

Shining A Light On Interstitial Cystitis & Chronic Pelvic Pain
Fungi (Candida) May Contribute To Bladder Symptoms & Flares

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 1, 2016

(Santa Rosa, CA) When a patient experiences urinary frequency, urgency, pressure and pain, most care providers assume that a bacterial infection is present. Yet, as millions of interstitial cystitis patients can attest, […]

By |August 13th, 2016|Media Kit|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month 2016 – Official Press Release

2016 IC Awareness Month Proclamations – Let’s get them out early this year!

2016 IC Awareness Month Proclamation
One way that patients can get involved is by asking your local representatives to honor IC Awareness Month with a proclamation. We’ve made this easy for you by including a sample letter and proclamation. Simply copy and paste the letter below, add your own story and send to your city, county, […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Announcements, Proclamations|Comments Off on 2016 IC Awareness Month Proclamations – Let’s get them out early this year!

We Thank You For Supporting The 2015 IC Awareness Month Campaign

September is ALWAYS the busiest month here at the ICN because we also manage the international IC Awareness Month campaign. Every day, new facts and/or articles were released to educate others about life with IC. Our press release was distributed to hundreds of news outlets. Several international organizations joined in the cause!

Patients, medical care providers […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on We Thank You For Supporting The 2015 IC Awareness Month Campaign