Greater San Diego and Desert Area Chapter

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Welcome to the Greater San Diego and Desert Area Chapter!  

The Crohn's and 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

Morgan Cohn Development Manager (619)497-1300 x4

Sara Northrop Development Coordinator (619) 497-1300 x3 

Tiffany Jordan Education Manager (310) 478-4523


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


(619) 497-1300

Chapter Events

Camp Oasis, California

Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential summer camp program for children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

June 27, 2019

Mountain Center, CA

San Diego Education Conference 2019

This program is presented in partnership with Scripps and UC San Diego. 

September 14, 2019

San Diego, CA

2019 Newport Dunes Triathlon: San Diego Team

Team Challenge

November 3, 2019

San Diego, CA

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

Team Challenge

November 17, 2019

San Diego, CA
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