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Interstitial Cystitis Association

Health AwardsThe Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit charitable organization 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


Revised Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Latest from ICA

Winston-Salem Walk for an IC Cure – Tomorrow!

19 April 2019

Tomorrow is the big day!! The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is hosting our 2nd IC awareness charity walk, ICA: Walk for an IC Cure in Winston-Salem, NC. The event gathers IC patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, therapists, friends, and families to … Continued

IC Advocates on Capitol Hill

19 April 2019

On April 9, 2019, ICA board members, staff, and volunteers went to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of all IC patients. We had 22 advocates meet with staff at 23 congressional offices. We also dropped information at an additional … Continued

May God Bless your organization for all the wonderful work they are doing.

- Michelle


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