Donate Directly To An IC Research Center


  • Beaumont Health –  Led by Ken Peters MD, Beaumont urology research efforts have uncovered dramatic new findings that are helping clinicians better treat IC. What makes Beaumont a great donation choice is their focus on the patient, their desire to improve patient care and their willingness to study elements of IC that few other research centers have explored. Learn more about their urology research efforts here! Checks should be made payable to “Beaumout Foundation ” and the Memo line of the check should say “Urology – Interstitial Cystitis (or IC) Research” They should be mailed to:The Beaumont Foundation, 3711 West Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • USC – Dr. Jason Kutch is exploring the relationship between brain function and muscle tension, specifically how the brain appears to amplify pain in patients who struggle with IC, pelvic floor tension, IBS, vulvodynia and the other chronic overlapping pain conditions. This is vital research that will help us understand how and why chronic pain develops and, more importantly, identify new treatments that focus on reducing the amplification of pain by the brain.  His interests include computational brain mapping, centralized pain, brain-based therapeutics and pelvic floor disorders. Donations should be made to USC. The memo line should state “Dr. Jason Kutch Research.” USC Advancement Gift Services, 1150 South Olive Street, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

IC Awareness Month Donations

IC Awareness Month activities are currently being underwritten entirely by the IC Network. We certainly could use some assistance in paying the bills for the campaign, including press release distribution fees, printing, contest winners and creative projects. We’re IC patients just like you so please consider helping us pay the bills!

Did you know that the IC Network has managed IC Awareness Month activities for years? That’s because the pharmaceutical company that normally underwrote it abandoned their IC Awareness projects. We just couldn’t let the campaign die and we think we’ve done a pretty good job with it. Our goal is to empower patients with resources and materials so that they can make change and be an activist in their own community. IC Awareness Month is modeled after the very successful National Women’s Health Week Campaign! If you think we’ve done a good job and that our efforts are worthwhile, please donate using a link below!

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