Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter

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Welcome to the Greater San Diego & 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 Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. 

Follow us on Social Media

Instagram: @crohnscolitisfoundation_gsd 
Facebook: @ccfaSanDiego

Industry Cup Challenge

The Industry Cup Challenge is a friendly competition between our industry partners in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device space to see whose employees can spread the most awareness for IBD by raising the most funds to support the mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. To learn more click below. 

Congrats to our 2021 Industry Cup Champion, Arena Pharmaceuticals for raising an impressive $17,831! We'd also like to shout-out our 2021 Top Take Steps Team, Gossamer Bio, and our 2021 Top spin4 crohn’s and colitis cures Team, Arena Pharmaceuticals. Collectively, our nine amazing industry partners raised a remarkable $49,109 to help fund life-saving research and provide important patient programs and education.

Dr. David M. Roseman Memorial Fund

In 1979, Dr. Roseman established with Rolf Benirschke the San Diego Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. For the San Diego Chapter, he served as Chief Medical Officer and President of the Board. He was also a member of the Foundation’s National Board for eight years. Dr. Roseman’s commitment and dedication to his patients and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation have inspired his son Jon Roseman, and daughter Dr. Anne Varick Lauder to establish the Dr. David M. Roseman Memorial Fund. Learn more and donate below.

For more information:

Iris Magid Executive Director

Tel: (619) 497-1300 x4   Cell: (858) 867-9466

Sara Northrop Manager, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement 

Tel: (619) 497-1300 x2   Cell: (917) 828-0600


Jasmine Graves Senior Coordinator, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement

Tel: (619) 497-1300 x5   Cell: (619) 322-5013


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


(619) 497-1300

Chapter Events

Steroid free remission

Join us on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT for the next webinar in our MyIBDLearning Webinar Series: Understanding IBD Treatments: How to Achieve Steroid free remission.

December 13, 2022

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