The Peggy Lillis Foundation’s 5th Annual FIGHT C. DIFF Gala was our most successful to date. Held in the Grand Ballroom at Dyker Beach Golf Course on Friday, October 24th, FIGHT C. DIFF 2014 welcomed 225 supporters, patient safety advocates, corporate leaders and community members for an exciting evening which included honoring Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Dr. Bruce Hirsch and Dr. Gerard Honig, and the family of Judy Dexter, who lost her life to a C. diff infection in May 2013. The Gala raised more than $55,000 to support PLF’s mission of C. diff education and advocacy.
PLF co-founders Christian John Lillis and Liam Lillis welcomed the guests with remarks highlighting the parallels between the foundation in its 5th year and the developmental milestones of Peggy’s kindergarten students. Christian spoke about the success and impact PLF has had since its founding and the partnerships forged in the past few years. He also thanked longstanding PLF supporters and the Gala Committee. Liam spoke about the recent loss of Peggy’s brother Jim, who died following a home accident in early October.
Read more about the Gala on our Blog: 5th Annual Gala honored leaders in Congress, Treatment and Advocacy