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Nonprofit Organization Accepting Submissions For Logo Design To Be Used In National Campaign

04-18-2011 11:09 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: The National Association For Continence

Hummingbird inspiration

Hummingbird inspiration

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is launching a new national Bladder Health Awareness campaign and needs a new, fresh logo for it. The logo will be used on a new website and in print. Individuals are eligible to submit logo entries to the Bladder Health Logo Contest. Companies, schools and organizations are not allowed to enter this contest.

NAFC would like to incorporate the image of a hummingbird in the creation of this new logo. A symbol of joy and good health, the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. This is a reminder that the past cannot be changed but that lessons can be learned from it. The new logo will be used to represent the joy that can be found in any circumstance.

More than 25 million Americans are affected by loss of bladder control. Many believe that only older people experience incontinence. Most people are not aware that bladder control loss affects 30-50% of women by age 40 who have given birth. Studies have shown that 90% of men who have had a prostatectomy, surgery for the removal of prostate cancer, reported leakage within the first few weeks following surgery. Stroke survivors, individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those living with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s or spina bifida often have trouble with bladder control. There are many management and treatment options available. NAFC’s Bladder Health Awareness campaign will help improve the lives of those living with these problems and inform others of ways to maintain a healthy bladder free of infection, urgency and frequency of urination.

The deadline for logo submissions is 5 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 16, 2011. Submission guidelines and information on how to enter the Bladder Health Logo Contest can be found on NAFC’s Facebook page titled Bladder Health.

About NAFC
The National Association For Continence is a 501(c) 3 corporation whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma, or deterioration due to the aging process itself. NAFC is broadly funded by consumers, health care professionals and industry. It is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization devoted exclusively to this field.

The National Association For Continence
PO Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402
Allison Wilfong
Media Relations and Communications Associate
awilfong@nafc.org

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