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IC Awareness Month Meme Contest 2015

Funny, irreverent, witty, bold and often ridiculous, meme’s make a statement. A funny or shocking meme can be shared thousands of times across the internet where they could inspire patients to actually google IC. Last year, Tali Keteri created a fabulous meme contest that broke records and we’re doing it again this year. Memes are [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:45+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Meme Contest, Patient Activism, Patient Projects|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month Meme Contest 2015

How YOU can be involved in IC Awareness Month

Each September patients unite around the world to raise awareness for interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain. This is an exciting time because we now believe that there are distinct subgroups to IC which would explain why many treatments haven’t worked for patients. We’ve got to get the word out so that physicians are aware [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:45+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Announcements, Patient Activism|Comments Off on How YOU can be involved in IC Awareness Month

2015 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 print out the attached pdf file and mail to your city, county, state and/or federal officials! Download the PDF file of [...]

By | 2015-08-26T16:37:27+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Patient Activism, Proclamations|Comments Off on 2015 IC Awareness Month Proclamation

The WINNERS of our 2014 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest ARE:

FIRST PLACE - CHRISTY KEYES Christy Keyes wins first place this year for a gorgeous yet satirical poster that utilizes color and text powerfully. Using a carnival theme, she shares the frustration that patients face every day as they struggle with a variety of symptoms and frustrations. Brilliantly done…. and the clear winner in this [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:46+00:00 October 4th, 2014|Announcements, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Poster Contest|Comments Off on The WINNERS of our 2014 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest ARE:

IC Awareness Month Begins – Ten Ways You Can Be Involved

The most exciting time of the year for the IC community, IC Awareness Month, begins September first as patients around the world unite to educate others about IC. We need to reach those patients who are suffering in silence and give them hope. We need to educate doctors who are still treating IC out of [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:46+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Announcements, Awareness Items, Patient Activism, Patient Projects|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month Begins – Ten Ways You Can Be Involved

Facebook Activities – IC Awareness Month 2017

Social networking is vital to our success. You can educate more people with a simple post on your Facebook and blog pages than many of us can with a national press release. We ask you to please spread the word. Add A Daily Fact Every Day Every day during the month of September ad a [...]

By | 2018-08-12T15:33:21+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Facebook Activism, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Ways to Get Involved|Comments Off on Facebook Activities – IC Awareness Month 2017

Download and share our IC Awareness Month Posters

Help Put Our IC Awareness Poster in Thousands of Doctor Offices One of the ways that we raise awareness about IC is through our IC Awareness Month Poster Campaign. When they are displayed in doctors offices, it reminds clinicians that IC is real and patients that they are not alone. The problem, of course, is [...]

By | 2018-08-12T14:44:27+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Announcements, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Ways to Get Involved|Comments Off on Download and share our IC Awareness Month Posters