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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 | 2019-11-14T22:47:56-08:00 November 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 | 2019-11-14T22:03:21-08:00 November 14th, 2019|Announcements, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Poster Contest|Comments Off on 2019 Poster Contest Winners

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

IC Awareness Month 2018 – Official Press Release

IC/BPS Patients Refuse To Suffer In Silence Demanding Compassionate and Humane Pain Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 
September 1, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA) When a patient is told that their pain is “all in their head” it reveals something that many medical care providers are reluctant to admit. They have no clue why that patient is [...]

By | 2018-08-12T14:48:24-07:00 August 12th, 2018|Announcements, Media Kit|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month 2018 – Official Press Release

2017 MD of The Year – Dr. Robert Evans MD

Every year, we ask IC patients to nominate clinicians (doctors, physical therapists, nurses) who have treated them with compassion, respect and effective treatments. Nominations are often incredibly heartfelt with patients sharing personal stories of clinicians (and their staff)  who listen to their struggles, who patiently explain treatment options and, most importantly, maintain a long-term, steady [...]

By | 2019-04-11T15:42:23-07:00 April 6th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on 2017 MD of The Year – Dr. Robert Evans MD

2017 Meme Contest

2o17 Meme Contest Winners & Entries! These are the final entries for the 2017 IC Awareness Month Meme contest! We love the creativity that IC patients bring to the front as they talk about IC. First Place - J. Gosewehr A meme is supposed to be entertaining, sharable, poignant and ideally educational. Of course, cats [...]

By | 2017-11-08T12:57:11-08:00 November 7th, 2017|Announcements, Meme Contest|Comments Off on 2017 Meme Contest

2017 Poster Contest Winners

Education Poster - First Place (Best Use Of Theme) - E. Dryburgh Comments - Due to the hypervigilance triggered by the opiate crisis, more and more legitimate pain patients have been accused of being drug addicts by nurses and doctors unfamiliar with their unique patient history and medical condition. This is particularly true for patients [...]

By | 2017-10-30T22:25:32-07:00 October 30th, 2017|Announcements, Poster Contest|Comments Off on 2017 Poster Contest Winners

IC/BPS Awareness 2017 Kicks Off

Every September, IC/BPS patients and organizations around the world gather together to promote interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. This year, our campaign is bold and blunt, telling the story of patients who are refused pain treatment with, in some cases, tragic results. Despite decades of research showing that this medical condition [...]

By | 2017-08-20T13:50:39-07:00 August 20th, 2017|Announcements, IC Educational Materials|Comments Off on IC/BPS Awareness 2017 Kicks Off

IC Awareness Month 2017 – Official Press Release

IC/BPS Patients Refuse To Suffer In Silence Demanding Compassionate and Humane Pain Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 
September 1, 2017 When IC/BPS patient Lisa Benshabat took her life on February 9, 2016, her dreams could no longer sustain her. Daily, agonizing pelvic pain and a medical community that was unresponsive to her needs led her to [...]

By | 2017-09-13T23:01:56-07:00 August 20th, 2017|Announcements, Media Kit|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month 2017 – Official Press Release

2016 IC Awareness Month #lifewithIC Twitter Winners

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:39-07:00 October 25th, 2016|Announcements, Twitter|Comments Off on 2016 IC Awareness Month #lifewithIC Twitter Winners