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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
There were dozens of fabulous entries with many different themes: funny, poignant, sweet, honest, ironic and angry. They each share a unique perspective about life with IC and did a wonderful job educating others about IC and IC Awareness Month. It was hard to pick some winners because there were so many.! First Place - [...]
First Place - Erin Dryburgh This poster might look simple at first but it conveys everything we need a poster to say. It talks about symptoms. It proudly proclaims that we are more than our IC symptoms and frustrations. And, with that very clever blank name tag, it becomes a great educational tool that patients can [...]