Greater San Diego and Desert Area Chapter

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Welcome to the Greater San Diego and Desert Area Chapter!  

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. in New York City. 

We are a strong team dedicated to assisting patients and families throughout their experience with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as educating our communities about IBD. We serve San DiegoRiverside and Imperial counties. 


Thank you to our Friends of the Foundation Sponsors!

If your company is interested in becoming a Friend of the Foundation, please contact Breanna Baer at [email protected].


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For more information:

Breanna Baer Executive Director (619) 497-1300 x1

McKenna Plant Education Manager (646) 689-1355

Sara Northrop Development Manager (619) 497-1300 x2

Tracy Johnson Endurance Manager (619) 497-1300 x4

Jasmine Graves Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (619) 497-1300 x5


9404 Genesee Ave
Suite 135
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States


(619) 497-1300

Chapter Events

Champions of Hope

We are excited to celebrate with you at the 6th annual Champions of Hope Awards Dinner!  

March 14, 2020

San Diego, CA

San Diego Patient Education Event 2020

Our annual education program all about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis will feature leading area health care providers presenting on a range of topics to help Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their loved ones live well with these diseases. 

April 18, 2020

La Jolla, CA

San Diego Take Steps

Take Steps

April 26, 2020

San Diego, CA

2020 BMO Vancouver Marathon & Half Marathon: San Diego Team

Grab your passport and head north to Canada! The BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K and Relay offers something for everyone, with scenic courses that show off the beauty of this West Coast city!

May 3, 2020

San Diego, CA
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Local News

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: January 2020

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January 16, 2020

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: December 2019

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December 19, 2019

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: November 2019

Check out our November 2019 Chapter Newsletter 

November 22, 2019

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: October 2019

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October 24, 2019

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