Introducing ICare

If you want to help increase IC awareness, support research, and educate patients and healthcare providers, it’s now easier than ever. ICA has launched ICare, a new online fundraising tool that allows you to set up your own web page to tell your personal IC story and invite others to support ICA’s work in IC awareness, research, and education. Friends and family can make secure donations through your web page and receive an immediate email acknowledgement of their tax-deductible contribution. No filling out checks, no finding a stamp to mail it in, and no waiting to get a receipt. And they’re helping you support your patient advocacy organization and personal cause.

Go to to learn more and find every thing you need to set up your page and send emails to your contacts. Whether you are doing a walk, run, bake sale, or a virtual fundraiser for yourself or in honor of a loved one with IC, your fundraising efforts and support will make a difference. Help ICA reach its budget goal. Create your page today and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to participate!

ICA Calling for Applications for Board of Directors
Thursday, July 02, 2015 2:49:00 PM

National Pain Strategy
Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:15:00 PM

ICA-AUGS Research Grant
Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:57:00 AM

AUA 2015 Recap
Friday, June 05, 2015 1:30:00 PM

New IC Research Literature Reviews
Friday, June 05, 2015 10:58:00 AM

ICA Pilot Research Program Awardees Selected
Friday, June 05, 2015 10:52:00 AM

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Monday, October 06, 2014 2:48:00 PM

NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop
Monday, October 06, 2014 2:44:00 PM

Alliance for Pelvic Pain 2014 Retreat
Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:20:00 PM

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit association dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC).

IC is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).

IC can affect anyone. More than 12 million people in the US have IC:

    • Women: 3 to 8 million
    • Men: 1 to 4 million
    • Children: prevalence data are not known


ICA Quick Poll

Experts have found three key behaviors for successful self-management of IC pain. Which behavior do you find most difficult?