Help Put Our IC Awareness Poster in Thousands of Doctor Offices
One of the ways that we raise awareness about IC is through our IC Awareness Month Poster Campaign. When they are displayed in doctors offices, it reminds clinicians that IC is real and patients that they are not alone. The problem, of course, is that we don’t have a big pharmaceutical company paying to print up posters and mail them to doctors.
So, IC Awareness Month is the epitome of patient activism. We need to get these posters out and up and that’s only going to happen if you, the IC patient, are willing to get involved. It’ll only take a minute to print it out (costing you no money at all other than paper and printer ink) and then either drop it in the mail or hand deliver it to your doctors offices. You can print out as many as you want! The more the merrier. IC Optimist subscribers can also cut off the back cover of their Summer 2014 issue and use that as a poster. It’s glossy and beautiful!
If you’ve got some extra $$ to spend, you can also give the file to a local printing company and ask them to enlarge it. Our printing company, for example, is charging $15 for an 18″ wide larger poster.
Where you put IC Awareness Month Posters
Most locations are respectful of and encourage health awareness campaigns. Ask them first if they will post it and, if not, save it for another location that will. Once it’s up, please take a picture of it up on the wall and send it to us, or tweet (@icnjill or @icawareness) or Facebook it!
- Doctors offices
- Health clinics
- Community Bulletin Boards
- School Nursing Offices
- Coffee Shops
About This Years Poster
This year’s poster speaks to the intent of this years campaign. It features a man and a woman who are holding a heart over their pelvis. The hearts say “We Stand Together.” But they also each have a tear on their face, showing just how painful IC can be. This beautiful poster was created by IC patient Jennifer Williams and was the first place winner in our 2013 Poster Contest. Thanks Jennifer for this iconic image!