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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!

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:40-07:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:40-07:00 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, [...]

By | 2016-08-26T01:50:03-07:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:40-07:00 October 21st, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on We Thank You For Supporting The 2015 IC Awareness Month Campaign

Winners of the 2015 Meme Contest

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 - [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:40-07:00 October 8th, 2015|Announcements, Meme Contest|Comments Off on Winners of the 2015 Meme Contest

Winners of the 2015 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest

  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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:40-07:00 October 8th, 2015|Announcements, Poster Contest|Comments Off on Winners of the 2015 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest