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Our Vision

We envision a world where C. diff infections are rare, treatable and survivable. 

Peggy Lillis Foundation is building a nationwide C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) awareness movement by educating the public, empowering advocates, and shaping policy.

Most Common Healthcare Associated Infection

The Impact of C. Diff.

  • C. diff caused nearly 500,000 infections in one year, and 29,000 deaths.

  • 20,000 children experience a C. diff infection annually, up from 17,000 a decade ago.

  • C. diff may colonize the human colon. It is present in 2-5% of the population.

Mollie’s Story


Nurse Practitioner

A knowledgeable health care worker with a rigorous – and high risk – pregnancy, acquires C. diff. She shares with us her year-long journey back to health.

Mollie Lauck NP

Ricky’s Story


I am a stronger person because of it.

From caring for his dying grandmother came his own fight with C. diff. He continues to speak out to help educate others.

C. diff is a bacterium (germ) that causes diarrhea and colitis (an inflammation of the colon). C. diff infections can be life-threatening.


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About Peggy.

Our Inspiration

56-year-old kindergarten teacher’s death inspires movement

A single mom of two sons. A kindergarten teacher and vocal advocate for students. A loving partner with plans for retirement. In April 2010, a C. difficile infection took her from us – and inspired our work.

We’d Love to Meet You. Come Join Us.

Friday, November 15 | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Virtual Event

2024 Scientific Symposium

Friday, November 8, 2024 | 7:00PM | Brooklyn, NY

2024 Changing the Odds Gala

Take Action.

There are a variety of ways to fight C. diff. Check out the opportunities to do something great below!

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