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


Arena Pharmaceuticals
Gossamer Bio
UC San Diego health


For more information:

Breanna Baer Executive Director (619)497-1300 x1

McKenna Plant Education Manager (646) 689-1355

Morgan Cohn Development Manager (619)497-1300 x4

Sara Northrop Development Coordinator (619) 497-1300 x3 


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


(619) 497-1300

Chapter Events

2019 Newport Dunes Triathlon: San Diego Team

Team Challenge

November 3, 2019

San Diego, CA

Bet on Cures

Bet on Cures is an occasion to celebrate the valued contributions of members of our community, while enjoying a festive and fun afternoon at the track complete with horseracing, private casino games, and new friends.

November 9, 2019

Del Mar, CA

2019 Las Vegas Rock n' Roll Half Marathon: San Diego Team

Ten years after we first rocked Las Vegas, Team Challenge is heading back again! We're excited to head back to the strip for the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas events!

November 17, 2019

San Diego, CA

2019 Race in Orange: San Diego Team

Team Challenge

December 31, 2019

San Diego, CA
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Local News

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: September 2019

Check out our September 2019 Chapter Newsletter

September 19, 2019

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: August 2019

Check out our August 2019 Chapter Newsletter

August 22, 2019

Meet the Chapter's Newest Addition, McKenna Plant!

The Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter is excited to announce that McKenna Plant has joined our team as our new California Education Manager!

August 2, 2019

Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: July 2019

Check out our July 2019 Chapter Newsletter

July 17, 2019

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