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IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families

IC affects not only the patient but also the extended family. Parents with IC worry about their ability to support their family. Children wonder why their parent cannot attend normal daily functions, like baseball games, and often mistakenly assume that a parent is dying. The ICN has written a children's book "My Mom Has IC: [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 7th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families

IC Daily Fact #6 – IC and Diet Modification

One of the easiest ways for patients to try to reduce their bladder and prostate discomfort is by removing foods which are high in acid, alcohol or hot spices. Even one cup of coffee day, one green tea or one soda can trigger severe bladder irritation and discomfort. Worse, that daily acid wash may prevent [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 6th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Daily Fact #6 – IC and Diet Modification

IC Awareness Daily Fact #5 – Ketamine Cystitis

In the past five years, ketamine cystitis has emerged as a new, critical health need. Researchers around the world have documented growing numbers of young adults who present with severe urinary tract symptoms and bleeding, resulting from their use of ketamine. A recreational drug known for its dissociative anesthesia effects, ketamine has replaced heroin as [...]

By |2017-09-04T22:08:01-07:00September 5th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #5 – Ketamine Cystitis

IC Awareness Daily Fact #1: IC Affects Millions of People

Interstitial cystitis is not a rare condition. New epidemiological studies revealed that three to eight million women in the USA and one to four million men with IC may have symptoms of interstitial cystitis. That could be as many as one out of every 26 people in the USA. It's obviously many more million around [...]

By |2017-09-01T13:53:17-07:00September 1st, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #1: IC Affects Millions of People

Donations for IC Research & IC Awareness Month Information

Donate Directly To An IC Research Center Many have asked how they can support research through IC Awareness Month. We encourage patients to consider donating to Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI) Led by Ken Peters MD, their urology research efforts have uncovered dramatic new findings that are helping clinicians better treat IC. In Spring 2008, [...]

By |2020-08-26T13:13:46-07:00September 1st, 2014|Announcements, Donations|Comments Off on Donations for IC Research & IC Awareness Month Information

Awareness Pins Now Available

IC Awareness Pin The IC Awareness Ribbons are in!!! Support Interstitial Cystitis Awareness & show your pride by wearing our teal colored ribbon! You can buy them individually or in a five or ten pack for sharing with family, friends and support group members. Buy them now at: http://https://www.icnsales.com/ic-awareness-items/ Jill :)

By |2017-07-21T07:46:50-07:00August 30th, 2012|Announcements, Awareness Items|Comments Off on Awareness Pins Now Available

US Representative Mike Thompson Honors IC Awareness Month

We are delighted to share that US Representative Mike Thompson, 1st District - California, has honored our IC Awareness Month campaign this year by issuing a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition "in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community." We would like to thank Congressman Thompson for recognizing the struggles that IC patients [...]

By |2012-08-27T12:43:01-07:00August 27th, 2012|Announcements, Proclamations|Comments Off on US Representative Mike Thompson Honors IC Awareness Month

Launching IC Awareness Month

We sent out a blast email to 25,000 patients to kick this off. Just think, if just 10,000 of you post about IC Awareness Month, Tweet to "#icfeelslike", posts about it on their Facebook page, sends out a press release, makes a poster, this will be the largest IC Awareness campaign EVER!!! The IC movement [...]

By |2012-08-20T13:10:22-07:00August 20th, 2012|Announcements|Comments Off on Launching IC Awareness Month

New IC Awareness Posters Now Available

We've just finished the first of several IC Awareness Posters that you can reproduce and post in your support groups, doctor offices, libraries, restrooms! It's 8/5 by 11 and will print easily on a normal sheet of computer paper! Full Size & Best Print Resolution: Print your own copy from a pdf file here! https://www.icawareness.org/2012poster.pdf [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:51-07:00August 7th, 2012|Announcements, Facebook Activism, Media Kit, Patient Projects, Ways to Get Involved|Comments Off on New IC Awareness Posters Now Available