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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 5th Annual Champions of Hope Awards


Mar 16, 2019
05:00 PM until 10:00 PM


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 5th annual Champions of Hope Awards Dinner will be held on March 16, 2019, at 5pm at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa. This event will bring together nearly 400 generous Southern Californians to support the mission of the Foundation in its effort to find cures for the more than 3 million Americans affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life of patients affected by these diseases.

Each year we choose 3 honorees based on their dedication to curing and treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This year we are very proud to be honoring Suresh Pola M.D., Gerry Proehl, and Tavish Margers. Each of our incredible honorees have exhibited extraordinary leadership and care supporting our IBD Community. Our Champions of Hope Dinner will be filled with celebrations, recognizing each of these individuals’ efforts, all in hopes of finding cures.

This incredible evening of hope will feature an inspirational program, silent and live auctions and an exclusive beach after party. Proceeds from the event support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s mission, including funding local research to find cures for these diseases. For more information about the event, sponsorship, and tickets please visit, or contact Sara Northrop at or 619-497-1300 x 3.




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1551 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA

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Sara Northrop

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