ICA 30-30-30 Campaign

“We are not just sufferers, we are survivors trying to live day-by-day with hope that someday more can be done to help us.” Make a gift of $30 or more on or before Thursday, July 30 to celebrate 30 years … Continued

Board Call Extended Through Sunday

Apply by: July 20, 2015 The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is calling for applications of knowledgeable, engaged, and inspired volunteers to fill up to four positions to lead, advise, and support the activities of the ICA by serving on its … Continued

Working Together to Advance Interstitial Cystitis Research

The Interstitial Cystitis Association is proud to announce its collaboration with the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association. The ICA is funding two new research awards as part of this collaboration: A one-year award for … Continued

New Voices of Hope!

This week’s new Voices of Hope was sent to us from a young woman who has been battling IC since she was 13, but wasn’t diagnosed until she was 21. She’s endured pain, kidney stones, and was even struck by … Continued

National Pain Strategy

ICA staff attended a national meeting of leaders in federal agencies, academic institutions, policy organizations, patient advocacy groups, and industry to discuss the obstacles and opportunities to implementing the National Pain Strategy designed to address the most prevalent public health … Continued

ICA-AUGS Research Grant

ICA and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) have created a joint research grant up to $10,000 funded equally by ICA and AUGS. ICA wishes to congratulate this year’s grant recipient, Dr. Ana Charrua Cordeiro, PhD, of Instituto de Biologia Celular … Continued


ICA staff and Board Members attended NIDDK’s Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Network Steering Committee Meeting in Washington, DC, on June 23 and 24. MAPP was launched to help better understand the underlying causes of … Continued

Male Volunteer Wanted

Men get IC too. ICA provides support to patients via email and phone, answering questions and offering advice. We often get calls and/or emails from men wishing to speak to another male IC patient. To better serve all our community, … Continued

Honor the Dads and Help Change Lives

With Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, there’s no better way to honor the dads and grandfathers in your life than with a donation to ICA. Your tribute donation will be a unique Father’s Day gift and will help change … Continued

June is Men’s Health Month!

Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the USA with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Women are twice as likely to visit a doctor for annual exams, and the purpose of Men’s Health Month … Continued