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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!

Kicking Off IC Awareness Month 2020 With Many Issues

Every September, the IC community rallies together during IC Awareness Month to educate, to empower and to support the many patients who have suffered in silence at home alone. Yet, in 2020, it almost seems unimportant compared with the lives lost to COVID, the state of our country, a new attack Social Security and the [...]

By |2020-09-01T12:00:17-07:00September 1st, 2020|Announcements|Comments Off on Kicking Off IC Awareness Month 2020 With Many Issues

2019 Physical Therapist of the Year – Rebecca Rauch PT, DPT, WCS

We are delighted to announce the winnerf the 2019 IC Awareness Month Physical Therapist of the Year. Votes were taken from September through December of 2019. We are now currently accepting nominations for our 2020 awards. Please nominate your care providers at: www.icawareness.org 2019 Physical Therapist of the Year Rebecca Rauch PT, DPT, WCS The [...]

By |2020-09-19T15:07:13-07:00September 1st, 2020|Announcements|Comments Off on 2019 Physical Therapist of the Year – Rebecca Rauch PT, DPT, WCS

2019 Nurse of the Year – Elizabeth Kusturiss, APN

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 IC Awareness Month Nurse of the Year. Votes were taken from September through December of 2019. We are now currently accepting nominations for our 2020 awards. Please nominate your care providers at: www.icawareness.org 2019 Nurse of the Year Elizabeth Kusturiss, APN (Virtua Sexual Wellness and [...]

By |2020-09-01T11:38:47-07:00September 1st, 2020|Announcements|Comments Off on 2019 Nurse of the Year – Elizabeth Kusturiss, APN

2019 Dr. Of the Year – Dr. Robert Evans

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 IC Awareness Month Physician of the Year. Votes were taken from September through December of 2019. We are now currently accepting nominations for our 2020 awards. Please nominate your care providers at: www.icawareness.org 2019 Doctor of the Year Dr. Robert Evans (Wake Forest Baptist Health) [...]

By |2020-09-19T14:52:42-07:00September 1st, 2020|Announcements|Comments Off on 2019 Dr. Of the Year – Dr. Robert Evans

Winners 2019 IC Awareness Meme Contest

First Place - Mari Vasquez Mari's passion to support IC is reflected in absolutely gorgeous, inspiring and supportive memes! Her approach this year focused on positivity, encouragement and support!   Second Place - Meredith B The first time we saw this meme it was a laugh out loud moment and as we know, humor can [...]

By |2019-11-14T22:47:56-08:00November 14th, 2019|Announcements, Meme Contest, Patient Activism, Patient Projects|Comments Off on Winners 2019 IC Awareness Meme Contest

2019 Poster Contest Winners

We are happy to announce the 2019 Winners for the IC Awareness Month Poster Campaign! First Place - Erin D. Erin embraced the theme of our 2019 campaign by honoring the strength that occurs when patients work together and support each other. Whether it be in their own home towns or via awareness activities online, [...]

By |2019-11-14T22:03:21-08:00November 14th, 2019|Announcements, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Poster Contest|Comments Off on 2019 Poster Contest Winners

2018 IC Doctor Of The Year – Dr. Robert Evans

For the fifth year in a row, Dr. Robert Evans (Wake Forest Baptist Health) was voted physician of the year by the IC patient community, capturing 27% of the vote! It is remarkably well deserved. Dr. Evans compassion, empathy, and kindness has fostered a medical care environment that patients flock to, with some traveling thousands [...]

By |2019-04-12T15:57:06-07:00April 12th, 2019|MD & PT Award Of The Year|Comments Off on 2018 IC Doctor Of The Year – Dr. Robert Evans

2018 Physical Therapist of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Nancy Larson PT, WCS (Creative Therapeutics Physical Therapy) has been selected as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year. Every year, the IC Awareness Month campaign accepts nominations for medical care providers working with IC and pelvic pain who are compassionate, supportive, knowledgeable and caring.  Nancy's nomination shows that [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:08:00-07:00April 9th, 2019|Announcements, MD & PT Award Of The Year|Comments Off on 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year

2018 Meme Contest Winners

First Place - Mari Vasquez Mari poured her heart and soul into IC Awareness Month this year with more than twenty   memes and posters. These were some of our favorites from her collection. She reminds us "You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning... You are brave for doing things even [...]

By |2018-11-08T23:48:39-08:00November 8th, 2018|Meme Contest, Patient Projects|Comments Off on 2018 Meme Contest Winners

The 2018 Winners of the Poster Contest Are:

First Place Winner - Michelle Milheiras Michelle Milheiras poster entries scored the highest votes in our poster contest with a message that we all need to hear. Patients need support. Patients deserve support. Yet, why, oh why, is support so often out of reach for those patients who need it the most. The symbolism is [...]

By |2018-10-31T22:56:40-07:00October 31st, 2018|Poster Contest|Comments Off on The 2018 Winners of the Poster Contest Are: