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

2018 Meme Contest Winners

First Place - Mari Vasquez Mari poured her heart and soul into IC Awareness Month this year with more than twenty   memes and posters. These were some of our favorites from her collection. She reminds us "You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning... You are brave for doing things even [...]

By |2018-11-08T23:48:39-08:00November 8th, 2018|Meme Contest, Patient Projects|Comments Off on 2018 Meme Contest Winners

The 2018 Winners of the Poster Contest Are:

First Place Winner - Michelle Milheiras Michelle Milheiras poster entries scored the highest votes in our poster contest with a message that we all need to hear. Patients need support. Patients deserve support. Yet, why, oh why, is support so often out of reach for those patients who need it the most. The symbolism is [...]

By |2018-10-31T22:56:40-07:00October 31st, 2018|Poster Contest|Comments Off on The 2018 Winners of the Poster Contest Are:

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 |2018-08-12T14:48:24-07:00August 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 |2019-04-11T15:42:23-07:00April 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 |2017-11-08T12:57:11-08:00November 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 |2017-10-30T22:25:32-07:00October 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 |2017-08-20T13:50:39-07:00August 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 |2017-09-13T23:01:56-07:00August 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 |2017-07-21T07:46:39-07:00October 25th, 2016|Announcements, Twitter|Comments Off on 2016 IC Awareness Month #lifewithIC Twitter Winners