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November is Bladder Health Month

November is Bladder Health Month

Interstitial Cystitis Association, a Member of the Bladder Health Alliance,

Successful in Official Proclamation on Healthfinder.gov, and

Secured House and Senate Resolutions to Support the Designation of

“National Bladder Health Month”

 

The Bladder Health Alliance – a coalition of groups representing physicians, veterans, patients, and patient organizations, was successful in designating the month of November as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to encourage the public to take an active role in managing their bladder health (for member listing, see bottom of page).

What does this mean for the ICA and the IC Community?

It’s an incredible opportunity to spread IC Awareness, raise funds, circulate the facts, and help IC patients get a proper diagnosis sooner to help get on with their lives.

ICA, as a member of the Bladder Health Alliance, will be sharing social media announcements throughout the month, exponentially spreading our mission and resources to some who are unaware of ICA and the services we provide.  We plan to ensure IC facts and stories are highly visible throughout Bladder Health Month.

How can you help?

Take the ICA Diet Fundraiser Challenge to raise funds for ICA and spread IC awareness!

Let’s go viral with our message during Bladder Health Month.  Sign up here: http://support.ichelp.org/ICAdietfundraiser

IC finally has an official piece of the national spotlight. Please help us make it shine as bright as possible! You’re invited to participate in the Bladder Health Month ICA Diet Fundraiser.

It’s so easy you don’t even need to leave the couch! Click on this link, and follow the steps to set up your own fundraising page. Personalize it with your own photo and IC story, and then share it with your network via social media or email to help raise awareness and much needed funding for the IC cause, and set an example by eating IC-friendly foods during Bladder Health Month!

Don’t feel like participating? Then donate to others who participate, and share on your social media platforms. Spread the news so IC gets a fair share of Bladder Health Month!

Members of the Bladder Health Alliance: Alliance for Aging Research; American Geriatric Society’s Health in Aging Foundation; American Urogynecologic Society; American Urological Association; Association for the Bladder Extrophy Community; Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support; Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network; Blue Thong Society; Chesapeake Urology Associates; HealthyWomen; International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health; Interstitial Cystitis Association; Men’s Health Network; Multiple Sclerosis Association of America; Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Association for Continence; National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health; Simon Foundation for Continence; Society for Women’s Health Research; Spina Bifida Association; SUFU – Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction; United Spinal Association; Urological Association of Physician Assistants; Urology Care Foundation; Veterans Health Council; Women’s Health Foundation; and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN).

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