We are pleased to announce the winners of our newest contest on twitter. We asked patients to tweet out their real life and/or funny moments using the hashtag- #lifewithic FIRST PLACE - @Bronti01 This is the sad reality for so many patients. Urologists generally work with older men and women struggling with diseases associated with [...]
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest! Our gratitude to the more than 50 patients who submitted entries and our winners. It was truly difficult to pick the best. They were all great!! FIRST PLACE - Stephanie Patterson We love the message of the winning meme by [...]
Every year during the IC Awareness Month campaign, we ask patients to submit art that shares information about life with IC. This years entries were fun, diverse, poignant and educational. It was very hard to pick winners.. they are all so good! FIRST PLACE - Lynn Dryburgh Lynn best exemplified our theme this year on [...]
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 [...]