Greater San Diego & Desert Area
We are better together. A simple
statement, but one that truly describes the IBD community – and this entire
organization. It is also the theme of the
Foundation’s 2018 annual report, which we are excited to share with
Thanks to your hard work and
dedication, 2018 was an amazing year! We introduced new initiatives in
research, expanded education and support programs, and experienced great
successes in our advocacy work. But we did not do any of this alone. In the
annual report you will read about how:
• Camp Oasis
changed Marni’s life;
• Lori Dunbar
reached new heights with our first-ever Grand Canyon hike event;
• Dr. Donald Lum
uses IBD Qorus & shared decision-making with his patients;
• We had
fundraising successes all across the country; and
• Dr. Ross Maltz
supported our efforts for legislative reform.
These are just a few examples of how
we are better together. Thank you all for your commitment to getting us closer
Clinical Trials Ambassador Program!
Patients and caregivers of pediatric patients who have participated in a
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis clinical trial are eligible to apply
for our Clinical Trials Ambassador Program! If you are interested in
sharing your clinical trial experience with others and helping to increase
awareness, you can apply to become an ambassador by visiting the Clinical
Trials Community. The deadline is August 30, 2019 to qualify for our
Join us for our annual education
program for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families!
Learn about the latest in IBD from health care providers and connect with
others in your community dealing with these diseases.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019,
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Where: Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Questions: contact McKenna Plant
2019 Industry Cup
to Arena Pharmaceuticals, our 2019 Industry Cup Champion! Arena formed teams
for both our San Diego Take Steps & spin4 crohn's & colitis
cures this year and with more than 60 team members, they raised over $20,000 and
counting to support patients and our mission.
What is the Industry
Cup Challenge? San Diego Take Steps & spin4 crohn's & colitis cures invited our Industry Partners in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, & medical
device space to Walk, Spin, & Win! The team that raised the most money
in San Diego to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation earned the title
of Industry Cup Champion 2019.
Want to participate in
2020? Need more information? Contact Breanna Baer at BBaer@crohnscolitisfoundation.org
Join Us for Bet on Cures!
Meet us in Del Mar on November 9, 2019 for an afternoon of inspiration, betting, a hosted bar, & so much more!
Buy your ticket by August 31, 2019 and be entered to win two premium bottles of champagne for your table at the event. See you at the track!
Thank you to our sponsors:
We are starting to
organize our committees for our Chapter’s 2020 Events and we need your
help. We have committees that help make all of our events a success -
Champions of Hope Awards Dinner, Take Steps Walk, and spin4 crohn’s &
colitis cures; there is something for everyone. Our Committees works to secure
corporate sponsors, recruit teams for Take Steps or spin4 crohn’s & colitis
cures, secure auction items for Champions of Hope, and spread the word about
the work the Foundation is doing.
If you have an interest, please reach out to
Breanna Baer at BBaer@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or
(619) 497-1300 x 1
Team Challenge is Heading Back to
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas!
Don’t miss the opportunity to run or walk in the only race that shuts down the Las Vegas Strip at night! Join Team Challenge San Diego as we head back to Las Vegas for Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas 2019. Race on the strip at night, party with your #TCfamily, and in your free time catch a show, try your luck at the casino, and enjoy all the fun that Vegas has to offer with a stay at the MIRAGE Las Vegas!
Join the #TCfamily and race with us at Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas!
November 16th & 17th
Have questions about joining? Contact Brianne Creedon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
years ago, running a 5K was difficult for Mark Stenhouse. Nonetheless, he
joined Team Challenge in 2012 to take on his first half marathon. Much to even
Mark's surprise, he then jumped at the chance to complete an IRONMAN® with Team
Challenge in both 2015 and 2016, which is when he earned his entry into the
Kona IRONMAN World Championships!
top fundraiser in 2019 and you’ll be saying Aloha at next year’s IM Kona!
San Diego Education Conference 2019
September 14, 2019
Newport Dunes Triathlon
November 3, 2019
Bet on Cures
November 9, 2019
Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll
November 17, 2019
Race in Orange