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 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.

Thank you to our 2021 Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter Supporters!

We are deeply grateful to them for their extraordinarily generous gifts. Because of their support, we can continue our mission to Care & Cure for the IBD community. 

For more information:

Breanna Baer Regional Director

Tel: (619) 497-1300 x1   Cell: (646) 203-1088

Iris Magid Deputy 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

MyIBD Learning webinar programs - promo

Back to school- Accommodations for children and teens with IBD

Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT for the next webinar in our MyIBDLearning Webinar Series: Back to school- Accommodations for children and teens with IBD. Featuring:  

August 23, 2022

New Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Partnership with Scripps

Join us on September 10-11, 2022 in San Diego for this annual professional education program hosted in partnership with Scripps and UCSD School of Medicine.

September 10, 2022

San Diego, CA

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Education Track 2022 in Partnership with Scripps

Join us for this annual education program for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families! Learn about the latest in IBD from healthcare providers and connect with others in your community dealing with these diseases. 

September 10, 2022

San Diego, CA

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures san diego

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is a party with a purpose! This event is a great workout on a stationary bike that combines inspiration, music, and high-energy fun to raise critical funds for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

October 2, 2022

Del Mar, CA
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Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: July 2022

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Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: May 2022

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Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter News: April 2022

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