One excellent way to raise awareness for the issues that interstitial cystitis patients face is by asking your local City Council, County Board of Supervisors, State Legislators or US Senators & Congressmen to issue a proclamation on behalf of IC Awareness Month. We’ve made this super easy with a downloadable file you can print out and send, with a letter, to your choice of politician. Download the 2014 Proclamation Here!
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IC Awareness Month Proclamation
Whereas, 3 to 8 million women in the USA and 1 to 4 million men of all ages suffer the devastating effects of this chronic pelvic pain disorder; and
Whereas, many physicians are unaware of the symptoms and effects of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, causing patients to suffer for years before they obtain a correct diagnosis and medical treatment; and
Whereas, medical research efforts into interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome have yet to discover the cause nor cure for this disabling medical condition and federal research money has been severely reduced; and
Whereas, there is a critical need to educate and support individuals and families affected by interstitial cystitis;
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that September 2014 is hereby designed as Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month during which patients, support groups and organizations call for increases in public and private sector funding for medical research, targeted educational programs for health professionals, patients and the public and recognition of urological disorders as a significant public health issue.
Proclaimed This Day, September 2014